Wow looks like the real thing. Outstanding.
Much appreciated! Again, fabulous job!Sure it basically a base paint for both. Whatever color you use for the stone, I now use a shade or two lighter for the second coat, as it make it look a lot more realistic. For a second coat I use natural sponges and blot it on a paper towel until it's light then use it. then a much darker color for the staining and that I do a dry rub with brushes. The plaque I used a coppery color as the base then sponged on a green patina making it heavier in areas where rain would have ran down more (looking at photos of this very thing helps.) then I added a turquoise paint with a fine tip brush to finish the detail.