Andrew Wishart brings us the results of his stone carving efforts. You can't get much more realistic than actually scribing a design into real stone. Slate is relatively soft and, as he points out, takes well to both manual and rotary carving.
So, the first actual stone item I've made - done just before the Elder Sign below, since this one didn't actually need the dremel given how soft slate is. Softer than I remembered actually, I knew you could leave white lines on it easily, didn't realise how easy it was to properly carve into it though. Neat. That said the dremel came in useful for the writing/markings on the reverse because the sheer number would have taken much longer than the few minutes it did.