I finally got access to foam here in South Florida and went a little over board in this project. I wanted to make a large tombstone with an urn on top. I built a wooden frame since the only foam I can buy is 1/2 inch I knew it wouldnt stand on its own. Inside is a boxed wooden frame made from 1x3s. I was not able to find an urn that I liked but I did find this pineapple finial thing and decided it would make a good substitute. My neighbor Chuck was kind enough to let me borrow his hotwire foam cutter which I used to make the front piece. I used my dry brush technique to paint it and was very happy with the outcome. I will be doing of my props using this technique from now on.
Here you can see the project starting to come together as well as the finial before I applied any paint.
This is what everything looked like after the first layer of flat black base coat. I am actually using a garage floor epoxy that I got from the oops paint pile at Homedepot and I like it alot!