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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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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
Item #2233
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

$6.99

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Flowers
Item #24889
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone. Bring your projects to life with Flowers Mod Molds!

$5.99

FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #2700
Paint a high gloss sheen on multiple surfaces. FolkArt acrylic paints have been the choice of decorative painters for more than two decades. These easy-to-use colors boast a rich, creamy consistency with heavy pigmentation. They have the versatility and blending capability of oil paints with exceptional coverage. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral, and come in easy-to-squeeze bottles.

$2.29

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Morning Sun, 2 oz.
Item #317
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #628
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Glitter - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz.
Item #CS15066
Add extra sparkle to your next Mod Podge project! Build up multiple coats for glitter effect. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.

$7.99

Other Supplies
FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint - Calypso Sky 2 oz
Papier-mâché Skull
Scissors
Foam paintbrush
Detail paintbrush
Gems
Gem glue
Large black silk flower
hot glue

Instructions

  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.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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