I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue. And, when the glue was dry, I put it in my Citadel painting grip.
When I was happy with the sword, I moved on to the vine. I thought I'd try something a little different, so I first tried doing the highlights with Folk Art Color Shift "Green Flash", but I felt it was too drastic of a color difference from the base "Christmas Wreath". So I went back and tempered it with Crafter's Acrylic "Wild Green".
When I was done painting the figure, I used some white glue to glue some fine brown sand to the base. When the sand was dry, I painted it with a coat of Americana "Raw Umber". When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand with the "Territorial Beige", and then with some Folk Art "Butter Pecan"; lastly I drybrushed it with a little Crafter's Acrylic "Light Antique White".
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. When dry, I glued on some bits of grass tufts. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's Dullcote".