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I need some advice and help so I thought I'd ask the experts. My mom gave me this piece of foam that her workplace was throwing away and as soon as she saw it she thought it would make a good tombstone. It's a little under 2 ft tall and maybe 7 inches thick, and it's just a spongy foam. (I can't figure out how to attach a photo here, sorry). If I do transform it into something, I was going to keep it indoors. Any ideas if I can either spray paint it, or use craft paint on it? Or will it remain wet like a sponge? I also thought of trying to stretch some grey fabric over it tightly and then painting on the fabric to create a tombstone. All ideas are appreciated - thanks in advance.
 

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Actually I like the way you are going with it now. It has like a City vandalized charm to it. But if that isn't what you want to do, you might like to try getting some latex paint and trying to paint over it. You might have to hit it a few times so that it soaks ups the paint, but it should do it. Or if you have latex, you could give it a little bit of a coat. But I still truly love the way you are going with it now. It has a very different look to it. Like some of the video games I have played have those same tombstones in the background.
 

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I am currently make a couple of stone pillar posts. I also am using the "squishy foam" from used couch cushions. I still need to add the topper but yes you can spay paint it. I used grey spray enamel paint for the mortar filling, and then rustoleum multi-color textured spray paint for the stones . It turned out really well .
You can check it out in the making here stone pillar posts pictures by imdiamondlilly - Photobucket
click on stone pillars album
or if it shows up ---here is the stone part finshed
 

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thanks , i forgot to add i also used spray latex sealant touch and foam (say it`s a new product on can ) for the mortar filling.
 

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Sweeeeeet job Lilly! It looks so real! :) I wouldn't have thought to use it for anything either grapegrl! LOL :>
 

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Lilly said:
I am currently make a couple of stone pillar posts. I also am using the "squishy foam" from used couch cushions. I still need to add the topper but yes you can spay paint it. I used grey spray enamel paint for the mortar filling, and then rustoleum multi-color textured spray paint for the stones . It turned out really well ....
Very, very cool Lilly.
 

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I have not had it in the rain<:mad: ... yet, as it is not finished, but I will be adding a sealant just in case. The way the weather has been lately, I would not be surprised if it snows here by Halloween.
 

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no frame used ,just cut the size of Foam i needed for the "rectangle" cut a slit in the back for the stake and then tore up another piece of foam for the rocks used spray craft glue on both rect and stone piece to attach( spray it then wait a about 15 secs to get tacky)
 
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