I found a "stone effects" texture medium kit at the local Big Box Crafty Stuff store on a super sale, so I decided to give the kit a whirl. I happen to have an assortment of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts tombstones on hand, and picked out three of the 6 that were of similar size.
I used white craft glue to attach the headstone to the base, then smoothed the glue with a cotton swab.
Once dry, I coated all surfaces with black gesso, then used a pallet knife to smear a different texture paste onto each tombstone.
Sadly, no smeary action shots!
I used Prima/Finnabair's Art Extravagance texture paste, but you can make your own your choice of colors and grit fineness with a water-based molding paste base (I use Golden). Mix with an acrylic paint and add small bits to create the texture.
I'm not sure how I'll use these tombstones yet. I think they're great for vignettes and would be cool with "RIP" and "Here Lies..." on them. There are a lot of possibilities!
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Tombstone Stand-Ups #D148C
Other Supplies Used
White craft glue
Liquitex black gesso
Prima/Finnabair's Stone Effects texture paste