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Hello Everyone! I first off want to state that I take no credit for the outcome of the following project. I stumbled across Terra's vid on tombstone painting. Here is my attempt at duplicating her design. The tombstone is about 6 1/2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It is hard to get the feel of how big it is from the pic.

A few thoughts:
As Terra points out grey dry-loc is a home run for realistic tomstones. The only thing I will do from here on out is give the tombstone a base coat of a cheap gray latex paint first. It takes a minimum of two if not three coats of the dry-loc to cover the colored foam ( a little expensive vs paint). A base gray coat would go a long way. Secondly I would choose a different font. Its a little busy. Well anyway, thanks Terra for the inspiration!!

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So wait..how do you get the chiseld look again? Like the very right side how do you get that effect or even the cut out at the very very bottom left corner near the ground?

Do you use a wood burning tool or something? Not only that but just the cutout alone..how did you get the crazy bottom portion looking like that?
 

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Chugger93,

I use laquer thinner for the distressing. Soak a rag and dab it on the foam. It will disolve the foam in a controlled fashion (obviously well ventilated, flameless enviroment, etc.). I used it on a piece of scrap first to get the feel. As far as the bottom, nothing more than foam ripped at about 30 degrees then mitered corners.
 
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