Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Dia De Los Muertos skull of the season!!

Hi everyone!!  I just finished my very first skull of the season and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.   So I'm very excited to share it with and see what you think:

This is a paper mache mask that measures 8 x 5 1/2".  

I started out with this retired Paper Wings Productions heart stamp then added the beautiful wings.  The wings have been in my stash for a very long time so I don't remember who they're from, sorry.  The winged heart set the tone for the rest of the skull and my color choices.

I added the flowers around the eyes, the nose and mouth freehand.  All of the paints I used are Liquitex soft body acrylics.

The rest of the flowers are from Paper Wings Productions' Flower Power stamp set.  As I mentioned the other day, this stamp set has quickly become one of my favorites.

I used distress markers for shading and a Uniball Signo pen to outline the images.  I also added Stickles to the wings for a little sparkle.

One down, a gazillion to go, lol!  Let me know what you think!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  



  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! And I want it too!!!

  2. I love it when you do these skulls - they are amazing and so unique! TFS

  3. wow, absolutely beautiful and right up my street, I love day of the dead. Love the fire colours too x

  4. Wow this is amazing Norma!! I love it!!

  5. WOW, Norma, it's absolutely fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. That is Awesome! Do you do any other mediums like graphic design and such? Just curious! Because I think you have an eye for Day of the Dead! I own a t-shirt business and would to see if you're interested in a collaboration...

    1. I'm honored that you'd like to collaborate on a project but I am actually horrible at graphic art. I dabble a bit but it's my least favorite medium. I love playing with different materials and getting my hands full of paint.

  8. This is so the bright red against the white and black!


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