Don’t throw out those old wine-bottle corks! You can use them for maquette-building.
Blog reader and Art-by-Committee contributor Damien Johnston sent some cool links showing how model builders have used corks for architectural maquettes. Whether plain or painted, they can simulate the rough texture of stone.
Since bottle corks are rather small, you can also get larger sheets of cork from a home improvement store. It comes in foot-square sheets for wall tiles or larger panels for bulletin boards.
Cork Gallery, link.
Cork Models of Rome, link.
Thanks, Damian Johnston.