All the columns, ceiling soffits and back wall were painted with a multi-step (see below to view the process) finish, and all the recessed areas were finished in black to give the feeling of a cave that had many entrances and exits. The ceiling is lit w/ rope lighting to reveal a nighttime sky with clouds. The back wall has a canvas treasure map (copied from the actual map in the movie), and vines, moss, and bamboo poles were added for the final touch. It is a must see and can be viewed in person-contact us to visit.
THERE ARE MANY STEPS TO THE PERFECT STONE FINISH:
2) Faux finish w/ darker color
3) Add white and grey highlights
7) Add "cracks"