The first part of the painting stage is to create the colors you want to use by mixing the basic colors available. We will apply successive coats of different shades of green, using broad brushstrokes, to the 'Amazonian rain forest' side, as well as to the mountains (the upright central board). The foam must be completely covered with paint (especially in the places it was cut) in order to stop particles of foam becoming detached. On the Swiss Alps side, the clffs and rocks are painted in different shades of brown and the mountains are painted blue-gray, with snow-bound summits. The road will be painted dark gray, to resemble tar.