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Day of the Dead Skull

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
  • Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers
  • FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Glitter - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint - Calypso Sky 2 oz
Papier-mâché Skull
Foam paintbrush
Detail paintbrush
Gem glue
Large black silk flower
hot glue


  1. Cut a hole in the top of the skull for the flower to sink into.
  2. Paint the skull with Wicker White paint. Use two coats for complete coverage.
  3. Add details and highlights with Pure Black paint and a detail paintbrush. Paint swirls and lines. Outline the eyes, nose and teach areas.
  4. Create a handful of Mod Melt flowers by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high temp glue gun, fill a mold with the Mod Melt, allow to cool, remove from the mold and paint with FolkArt acrylic paints. We used: Parisian Pink, Morning Sun, Pure Orange and Calypso Sky. Top-coat the Mod Melts with Mod Podge Hardcoat. Once dry, glue gems to the centers of the flowers.
  5. Hot glue the flower into the hole cut in step 1. Holt glue the Mod Melt flowers around the edges of the flower.
Tip: Add glitter! Top-coat the skull with Mod Podge sparkle to create a glitter finish.
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