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How-ToProvidedby:
HectorTurner/HauntedHaloweenat
BlackstoneCemetery
htp:/www.hectorturner.com/haloween/
ForthistombstoneIwanted
somethingabitoutofthe
ordinary.IrememberwhenI
visitedsomeoldcemeteries
thattherearealwaysafew
tombstoneslyingbrokenon
theground-victimsoftime
&neglectorvandalism.I
thoughtatombstonethat
hadfalenoverandcracked
intopieceswouldbeanun-
usualadditiontoBlackstone
Cemeteryfor2009.Ihad
actualystarteditin2008
butnevergotenitfinished
beforeHaloween.
FirstIdesignedthetomb-
stoneashadoriginalyap-
peared.Icameupwithan
engravingbasedonsome
actualhistoricaldesignsbut
substitutedAnnBlackstone
asthename.Theideawas
thatAnn,thematriarchof
thecusedBlackstonefamily,
diedundermysterious
circumstancesexactly10
yearsafterherdaughter
Catherine.InthebackstoryI
am developingCatherine
whowaslockedawayintheupstairsbedroom for13yearsandfinalyleft
todie.Shewilbecomethebasisformyflyingcrankghostintheupstairs
window.PerhapsittheghostofCatherinewhokiledhermotheronthe
hot-wirefoam cuterdon'tworyaboutgetingtheanglesperfectyoujust
wanttohaveaslargeanareaaspossibleforgluing.IuseLiquidNails
QuikGripadhesive.Onceyouhaveitglueddownifthereareanygaps
justcutsomescrapfoam intowedgestofitandglueinplace.Some
spacklingcanbeusedtosmoothoutanyseamsbetweentheboardsto
makeitlooklikeonesolidpiecebutdon'tworyaboutmakingittoo
smoothsinceit'ssupposedtobeoldandbroken.
Thenextstepwastobuildupthe
thicknessofthefoam andcutthem
onanglessothatitlookedlikeitwas
lyingonthegroundinanatural
mannerandalsosoitwasn'tjustflat
whereitmightnotbeseen.Todo
thisItookscrappiecesoffoam and
cutthem outintheshapeofthe
tombstonefragmentsbutcutthe
backsonanglesothateachpieces
wouldsitatdiferentheightsand
angles.Unlessyouhavealarge
anniversaryofherdeathandlatertoppledandbrokehertombstoneinafurtheractofvengeance?
Theepitaphwastransferedtothefoam inthesamemannerasmyothertombstonesandcarvedusingthe
wood-burnertool.Ithenplannedoutwhereitwouldbebrokensothattheleteringwasstilreadablebut
lookednatural.Icutthefoam intofivepiecesandaddedcracks.Ascrappieceofplywoodservedasthe
baseandIarangedthebrokenpiecesinawaytolooklikeithadtoppledbackwardsandshateredon
impact.
Tombstone