Sugar Skull Mixed Media Wall Plaque - Mod-Hodgepodge Rock
This tutorial will show how I plaque this “day of the dead” sugar skull mixed media wall. This plaque-a double room for the day of the dead (1. November) and Halloween . . . and in fact, some of the interesting decoration for any time of the year.
I have this powered with Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid, as well as a Mod smorgasbord. I also have stencils, paints, brushes, a Dauber, and more. I was pleasantly surprised at how fantastic the Martha Stewart Crafts paints and stencils are!
I haveAfter this I have to copy a laserjet and then decoupaged with Mod smorgasbord to a black, primed 8 x 10 cradle board. The black color used was paint the Martha Stewart Crafts chalkboard.
next, I decoupaged the side with a patterned paper. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes . . . and you are ready to start painting.
step 1: I gathered my selected paints and stencils, then lightly painted the skull with MSC-colors. Then I chose some of the glass stencils and glass paint stencil tools – you can also use it on the canvas.
step 2: I chose to create my stencil and the floral patterned border with such ease.
step 3 and 4: I had a second laser copy made – I cut the skull and used it as a mask, so that only a portion of the floral stencil to be painted would. I continued stenciling with a MSC pouncer around the skull. This is a good tip for keeping the under-painting to clean.
step 5: Then I continue with other smaller stencils for the details I wanted on the skull. I layered my “attached” stencil and used a MSC-dauber.
step 6: I have the Marker for the outside of the template on the chin, creating a ombre effect!
step 7: when all was dried, the colour, I have my mask back, and a larger dauber imprint used a light, light amount of black color around the skull . . . remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.
FYI: I've been using MSC-glass-color. The MSC glass paint comes with a fine nozzle tip that is great for adding small points. See, what I did in the area of the eyes?
step 8: next, I have to create decoupaged some torn doilies to, volume and texture to the skull. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes . . .
After all the stenciling and painting, I create a gray colored pencil to some of the lines around the skull. I then repeated the same for the border with a black colored pencil.
At the end of the pages, I painted them with orange wash and then create a Marker, dots in grey and black!
project completed. Ready to decorate for Halloween and the day of the dead!
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