If i could offer up a suggestion though, try spraying them with water from a spray bottle and them misting the grave with black and grey spray paint to give it an old weathered look. Other than that very nicely done.
Wow! Those are your first attempts? Beautiful job!
I agree with Big Nick - the only thing I'd do is a little bit of weathering to make them look a little less new, but that's strictly my opinion - they will be beautiful out in your graveyard on a spooky fall night!
My first tombstones look like a 6yr old made them. I sure could have used this forum back then. I think those are just beautiful, and definitely do not look like a first attempt. Looks like a pro made them. I also like the cherubs. Where did you find them? They are the perfect size.
Thank you all very much for the compliments!!! I loved making these tombstones! It took a couple of months to make them because the weather wouldn't co-operate. It seemed like I spent more time either waiting for a 70 degree day or watching putty/ adhesive/paint to dry, than I spent actually working on them.
JustWhisper- I found the cherubs at a thrift store. And this time of year, some stores have cherubs in their garden shop. Hobby Lobby, our craft store, has some amazing ones that I am waiting on to go on sale!
p.s.- If it weren't for this forum, I never would have been able to make them. I didn't even know 2" foam existed til I started reading this forum. And I certainly wouldn't have thought to use it as a tombstone. So, 'thank you' to everyone that has done a tutorial, or expressed an idea about tombstones, cause I am sure I have read it. thank you! thank you! thank you!
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