Miniature cobblestones make miniature scenes look more realistic and attractive. These are not made of actual stones but of foam (shaped and painted to resemble stones).Continue Reading
You'll need sufficient foam to cover the desired area, paints in the target cobblestone colors and several brushes.
Press the foam into a surface that has a stone-like texture, such as concrete.
Measure the area that the cobblestones will cover. Use an X-Acto knife or very sharp scissors to cut the foam.
The tool you use to make the cobble pattern depends on the desired look. For larger, uneven stones, use the dull point of a pencil, drawing the pattern several times to create the crevices. For smaller, even stones, use a stamp, such as a pen lid or the end of a small container, to create the repeating pattern.
Mix a base color, which is the darkest color for your stones. Paint over the entire foam piece, ensuring the color gets into the crevices.
Use progressively lighter colors to add depth to the cobblestones. Use a progressively drier brush until the lightest color is just getting added in minimal spots. If necessary, go back with a dry brush and a darker color to tone down the highlights.