- Enlarge pattern on a photocopier or at a copy center. Cut out pattern and trace onto foam sheet using a permanent marker. Use a foam saw to cut out shape.
- Use a wood file to round all edges and create a timeworn look. To embed a fake skull, use the Wonder Cutter to cut a skull shape out of the tombstone. Push the skull through the tombstone, cutting more away as necessary. Fill with nonshrinking spackling.
- To add cracks to your tombstone, cut away a portion with the Styro Wonder Cutter, and then score an indentation where the cracks end.
- For lettering, choose a font, type in desired words, and print to your desired size. Cut words apart and apply to the tombstone with repositionable spray adhesive. Then carve out the letters, using either a rotary tool with a round chuck or the Styro Wonder Cutter.
- To create the basic stone look, use the household trim brush to push Black paint into all carved areas and cracks. Let dry.
- Use a foam trim roller to base-coat the entire tombstone with dark gray latex paint. Spray a light coat of Charcoal Sand. A variety of stone finishes can be achieved after the basic stone finish is applied.
Continued on page 3: Tombstone Patterns and Painting Instructions