I only use DecoArt Patio Paints for my stones. These paints are specially formulated for cement and the outdoors. Choose a lighter color for the background and a darker color for the lettering or visa-versa. These paints can also be blended to make darker and lighter shades. Pot'O Gold, and Honest Copper are metallic colors.
There are two types of lettering to choose from BLOCK PRINT and SCRIPT. Special types and fonts are extra, as they require much more time and work.
Shipping is determined by the weight of your stone and the distance it has to travel. Before I start a stone, I can only give you an approximate weight, as all stones are different. Not till I have the final product finished and packed can I give you an exact total amount. If you would like an idea of how much shipping will be, you can go to the United States Postal Website and enter my zipcode, 19939, and your zipcode, and the weight of 12 lbs. I do not charge for handling, as get my boxes from the local supermarket and foam peanuts from a nearby retailer.