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« on: October 07, 2013 03:01:29 PM »



I had 5 rigid foam head stones that I made 13 years ago before the interwebs was quite so wonderfully deep and wide and before I had as much experience with making.  I"ve seen so many cool hand-crafted headstones and tutorials on making them that I decided to recon mine.  Here is a before shot with the standard dog photobomb.



I looked at lots of tutes all over the interwebs and kind of combined techniques to go with the tools and supplies I had on hand and what seemed to work for me.  And here are two of the five.



I tried to keep them old and creepy looking, but also with a touch of humor.  That combo is kind of my Halloween M.O.



FYI: when I saw the "noir" setting on The ManFlesh's iPhone camera that came with the iOS7 update, I knew I wanted to take pics of my bone yard with it, so I set aside the 3-4 hours to download and install just for that feature alone.

Finally, a pic w/o filters. We we live in the mountains and in the forest and for the most part our 5 acres slant a little. This is a mostly flat spat that the former owners had placed the birdbath in and had some flower beds bordering. We couldn't quite figure out why until we realized that it's a good spot to see the view of the valley.  Well, it's also the perfect spot for a bone yard because it's flat-ish and we can see if from the house and the driveway.  I repositioned the bench and the bird bath to look more like a grave yard situation.  I have plans to expand and improve this in Halloweens to come!



I've done a more in depth post about the process for the headstones on my blog: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/2013/10/bitterroot-bone-yard.html

I posted here about the way I made installing these quick and easy: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427713.msg5100180#msg5100180
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013 06:51:26 PM »

HA HA HA! Hugh Jass! LOVE IT! It looks real, like you just wen to a graveyard and took a picture. Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013 07:11:42 PM »

HA HA HA! Hugh Jass! LOVE IT! It looks real, like you just wen to a graveyard and took a picture. Very cool!

Thank you!  It was really fun which is good, because it took AGES.  There is also a Ben Dover. Ahem.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013 07:57:34 PM »

These are great - and spooky even without "noir"!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013 08:50:29 PM »

Whoa, I really love these. You did a great job, and so freakin' creative with the names. And I love how sloped the area is; it makes me think that the decaying bodies are slowly slumping over...  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013 09:40:24 AM »

These are great - and spooky even without "noir"!!

Thank you!  I think it'll be even spookier when I accomplish the other features I am plotting.  (pun intended)

Whoa, I really love these. You did a great job, and so freakin' creative with the names. And I love how sloped the area is; it makes me think that the decaying bodies are slowly slumping over...  Shocked

I love that you're imaging that! The pic (an iPhone panorama) makes it looks more sloped than it is. It's actually pretty flat there.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013 10:17:30 AM »

What an awesome graveyard you have. Your upgraded tombstones are the bomb!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013 11:46:59 AM »

What an awesome graveyard you have. Your upgraded tombstones are the bomb!

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013 12:24:23 PM »

I don't know what this "noir" thing is but your pictures are fabulous.

I love the humor on your tombstones and you really nailed the old stone look.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013 07:51:42 AM »

I just featured your scary cemetery on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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