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Day of the Dead Cross and Skull Box

By: Kindra Boroff
Kindra Boroff
Kindra Boroff

I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and I have always had an interest in art & design. I have a three beautiful children and a wonderful husband whom encourages and sparks my creativity. I am thankful to be able to stay at home with my children and be able to work on my crafts. I am always amazed what I have learned from my children about being creative I love to turn anything old & new into something creative.

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Supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Flat, 1"
Item #1184
Large size brushes are great for walls, furniture and larger projects, and are specifically designed to work with the FolkArt One Stroke painting technique. High-quality bristles produce accurate and beautiful results.

$9.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pool Blue, 2 oz.
Item #20223
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz.
Item #20501
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Item #20503
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item #20504
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #20513
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pewter Grey, 2 oz.
Item #20580
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Plaid ® Patricia Nimocks Clear Acrylic Sealer - Gloss, 6 oz.
Item #CS200304
This easy-to-use spray protects paint, lacquer, varnish, stain, glue, wood, prints and other surfaces with a strong, clear, non-yellowing, acrylic seal. This product may not be purchased by those under 18 years of age.

$6.59

Other Supplies
White glitter
Round paper mache box
Flat brush
Liner brush
Craft knife or stencil cutter

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the top and bottom of the box Pewter Grey. Thin the Black with water and lightly antique the box. Be careful to not add too much water or the paper mache will bubble.
  2. Basecoat around the outside of the lid and ¼” from the edge on the top of the lid with Pool Blue.
  3. Trace the cross pattern on stencil blank and use craft knife or stencil cutter to create stencil. Place stencil in the center of the lid and paint Bright Red.
  4. Using the flat brush, paint a zigzag design around the lid Bright Red.
  5. Using the liner brush and Bright Yellow add a small line to the top of the zigzag design as shown.
  6. Create skull stencil by tracing pattern on stencil blank and use craft knife or stencil cutter. Stencil the skull in the center of the cross White. Add glitter while wet.
  7. Using the liner brush and White, draw vines around the cross as shown, Leaving space for flowers. Sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
  8. Paint the five petal flowers Bright Yellow. Add center dot White. Add glitter to the flowers and centers.
  9. Paint a line between the Pool Blue and Pewter Grey on the top of the lid using liner brush and White. Allow to dry.
  10. Seal the box with gloss sealer.
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