One last update on how the Halloween tombstones are going. Ok, that's a little lie. The last one until I have them up outside my house, and looking awesome. I finally got a stencil complete, and I spray painted one of the tombstones! I started off by taping down the stencil, and some extra paper around the edges so there wouldn't be any overspray.
Then using blue painters tape I traced, and cut out the inside pieces for the As and Rs.
I carefully placed the little pieces inside the letters using the point of my razor knife.
Finally I was ready to spray paint. I used white paint by Valspar.
There was a little overspray around the letters, so I helped define the edges by going over the letters with white nail polish. I did the last two words, 'at last' with a coat of nail polish.
This is how the final product looks. I'm pretty pleased. I think the overspray under the nail polish helps make the letters look a bit aged, so it doesn't look quite like a brand new headstone.
That's all for today, happy DIYing, chris!