We have one little tiny water closet (toilet only) that I have decorated with silly potty humor items, made and found. I like to do seasonal decoration in there, too and this year I didn’t miss my chance to get a toilet/tombstone/skeleton figurine at Michael’s. Its paint job left a little to be desired, but of course it probably had the appropriate paint job for the price.
So I covered it with grey house primer and then went to town using other craft paints on hand.
Started with greys on everything but the bones, ivory on the bones + black-brown in the eyes and nose holes of the main skull.
Next I glazed the whole thing in a warm brown, then added dried moss crushed in a mortar and pestle in some of the nooks and crannies.
Finally I added green glaze to darken the dried moss and give the overall effect of algae growing on the aged stone.
The last touches were gold leaf paint on the RIP and on one of the canine teeth of the “footrest skull.” I also put a tiny adhesive “gemstone” in the eye socket which had a bubble hole that looks like it may have been a manufacturer defect that just happened to be in the center.