This is something I've tried out yesterday on my new Mr Graves:
Looks pretty good I think and it couldn't have taken me less time.
Like all my good ideas, I nicked it from someone else, namely an entry in Wyrd's recent Rotten Harvest contest of a Zombicide Female Walker by Wren (you can see it here in fact). I thought it would add a bit of extra interest to the street basing.
This was really easy to do:
1 - I did a google image search for old newspaper headlines and picked a suitable looking one. Obviously avoid the ones that look too modern or say something like "Elvis is Dead" on them. Mine says "Giant warehouse fire ravages city street" on it.
2 - Copied the image and pasted it into Word, then reduce it in size down to something suitable. I wasn't sure on the exact size so I did three or four copies of it at different sizes. Then I printed it out on the cheap printer paper we have at home. This means the final result is not too thick.
3 - Cut out the one you want a position it on the base which I had already painted. Crinkle it up as required, but be careful not to show the non-printed side. I used super glue to attach it.
4 - I gave it a light coat of PVA here to strengthen it but I'm not sure that is really required.
5 - Finally a light wash of Gryphonne Sepia, particularly in the folds and you're done.
Really easy, took me about 5 minutes and it looks pretty good.
Here's a rubbish photo of the final Mr Graves that I took on my phone: