Western Theme for 2014 – Tombstone, pop. 0

I know of at least one other Western/Ghost Town theme for 2014, so thought I would start gathering tips here, as well as posting progress. Today, I completed my ghost city jail backdrop that is going to cover a window behind my ghost sheriff. The backdrop is painted on a significant white sheet stretched across a wooden frame. Keep in mind, my props are mostly very kid-friendly, as I have tiny grandsons who are who I actually mainly do it for (besides personally, our kids and their friends, and then the neighbors).

Another project, which I completed earlier, was to generate these Big Lots lanterns seem rusty by dabbing on various paint colors with a sponge. I actually used oranges, reds, and browns to change them from black in order to rusty-looking.

Originally posted 2014-02-01 22:04:39. Updated!