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· Dear Beer, Thanks. :D
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Weathering is one of the fun parts of tombstone making. There are several different methods. I like to first paint the foam with a coat of latex paint (spray paint will eat your foam), let dry, spray the recessed areas with black spraypaint, then roll the surface of the stone with grey latex paint. This will create a contrast and make the stone legible.
For streaking and mossy effects, I like to use a spray bottle with water and a can of reddish brown, light green or black spray paint. First wet the stone down, while the water is running down the surface, spray a small amount of paint onto the water, it will streak in a very convincing manner. Take your time and experiment with different combinations of water and paint.
for an example please see my link: http://www.fulcrumsites.com/haunt/html/new_props_6.html
you may also want to distress the surface of the stone, there are many techniques ranging from beating on it with a hammer, using sanding blocks and using a butane torch! Whatever you do, have fun!
hope this helps!
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