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Mourning Art
Directions for Carving Gravestone Models

You may create a gravestone for anyone you choose, including yourself. Please do not copy the gravestone of your research subject, but do incorporate into your design elements from any gravestones that you have studied so far.

1. Sketch your ideas on paper first.
2. Use a pencil to sketch your design onto your board. Draw the outline of the top edge of your gravestone if you want it to be curved.
3. Carve the spaces out with appropriate tools, being sure to carve away from your body.
4. To make your model appear more like stone, you may paint it. Remember to stay within the outline for the top edge of your stone, if you drew one.
5. Clean up.