Skip to main content

Wooden Skull: Day 13 of 31

Happy Friday the 13th! Today is Day 13 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I've got something completely different from what I've been sharing so far. It also took quite some time to complete, though I had so much fun doing it. My family and I went to Target and found this $3 unfinished skull. I had to have it because of all the possibilities it presented. Because the skull is made up of slats, I decided to go with a few of my ideas all on the one piece. I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is Anything but a Card. Take a look.

This guy is about 12" x 12." I treated each panel with a different technique using various DecoArt Media, Stampendous, and Imagine products. Let's break each panel down individually.

The panel all the way to the left was created by first giving the wood a coating of Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic from DecoArt Media. Then I used Silver Creative Medium from Imagine, along with the Mosaic Swirls Stencil from Stampendous.

The next panel was more involved. I blended 3 drops of Cadmium Red Hue with 4 drops of Burnt Umber with Texture Paste. I applied the mixture with a stiff brush and stippled it on. Quinacridone Gold was applied in random areas, along with Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre. After that dried, I rubbed on some Interference Gold with my finger to give a hint of gold to the raised portions. I also thinned out some Burnt Umber and applied it around the eye and outer edges.

The center panel was first painted with a mixture of 2 drops of Paynes  Gray and 1 drop of Titan Buff. This gave a nice, smooth soft gray. After that, using the Houndstooth Stencil (a true favorite of mine), I applied a layer of Metallic Bronze Creative Medium. I needed to do this in a few steps, since of course the stencil doesn't fit down the entire length of the skull.

The panel to the right of the center has a lot of blue tones. I first applied a layer of Green Gold Fluid Acrylic, and then made a mixture of Crackle Paste with Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Paynes Gray. My cracks didn't really go down to the first layer of green, so you don't see it except in a few small areas. I added shadows around the eye and outer edge of the skull (as I did with the other side) with Prussian Blue Hue and Paynes Gray.

The final panel, all the way on the right, was first painted with a layer of Green Gold. Since you can't see it in the panel to the left of it, I decided to use it again here. It's a fabulous color! Then I stenciled on the Zebra Stripe Stencil (DWLJ901) with Forest Green VersaCraft ink and a stencil brush.

Keep in mind, this was done over the course of several days, and working on several panels at a time (that weren't next to each other) to help keep the process moving. A lot of drying time was needed, so I would often work on this in the evening so that it had time to dry overnight. I am going to apply a layer of sealer, most likely a matte sealer from DecoArt. I just haven't gotten to it yet. This was a blast to paint, and I really wish I had picked up the other 3 characters from Target that were available. Not sure if they are still there. But it was great to experiment with these colors and different mediums. Please be sure to visit the Wicked Bloggers, all listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a spooktacular day!
Terra
Black Dragon
Susan
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison (that's me!)
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

Comments

Tink said…
WOW! Love this!!
Denise Bryant said…
Love your altered skull project!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love this.
In the past I'd have shown this
to my husband and he'd have made
one for me. He loved to work
with wood. Now I just dream
of the things I'd like to have.
thanks for sharing
Spooktacular, love the effect of each technique!
Susan Renshaw said…
Each panel is Awesome!
Love the different textures you created! Awesome project!
Macarena said…
This is cool! Love the way you made the skull and the different material used. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Stampendous said…
This is incredibly awesome, Alison. Love the different media you used and how great it looks!! Thanks so much for sharing this project!

Popular posts from this blog

Windowrama and Helebore

Hello! The January 2019 catalog from Stampendous is officially out! You are going to love the new products, especially the new die set that the team is featuring this week. It's called the Windorama Die Set and it is so versatile and fun! I will be suing this die set quite a bit! I am also using some of the newest stamps, including the Small Hellebore. I love hellebore flowers... I have some growing in my garden. I love their deep and unusual colors, which I tried to capture in my project for today. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
RS-Q241: Small Hellebore
DCP1012: Windowrama Die Set
6CR011: Dahlia Collage
SSC1308: Script Sayings
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Other:
Bazzill: Parrot
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 040, 046, 047, 053, 082, 090, 095
Imagine: VersaMark, Sweet Plum Memento Ink, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Lavender and green cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Posca Pen: White
Canson Mixed Media XL

Directions:
1. Stamp the Hellebore image…

Deco Art and Andy Skinner Blog Hop Finale

Hello! It's time for the finale of the DecoArt and Stampendous blog hop. Have you enjoyed yourself this week? I bet you've got some new techniques that you want to try. I know I do! I am super stoked about my project for today. And it solves a dilemma that we've had in my kids' room for a while.

What you see above is 2 pieces of PVC. And some fab DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics! So, what am I doing with PVC, you ask? Well, my mom bought my son a light saber(Darth Vader's) for Christmas, and he wanted to display it, but we weren't really sure where in his room, and how. I wanted something cooler than hooks, and we thought it would be neat to have the light saber vertical, instead of horizontal. Plus, there was a fab spot for it if it hung in that direction. So, my husband came up with the PVC pip idea, and I altered the pieces.



The end cap holds the base, and the small piece of pipe holds up near the end. And the 2 pieces are spaced out enough so that it's easy…

Winged Heart Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Collaboration

Hello! It is he final day for the Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L collaboration. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L is such a wonderful company with lots of great products. They generously supply the Stampendous Design team with 3D adhesive foam squares and other kits so we can pop up the elements on our cards and bring our projects to life. On my other card for this collaboration, I used the foiling kit (called the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit) and I decided I wanted to use it again today.

I really enjoyed foiling the "merry" on my other card, so I wanted to do that technique again. But I added a bit of a twist this time. I took the heart from the new Wings Die Set and die cut a piece of foam from the Embellishment Kit. I only ran it through my Big Shot machine once, so that the pieces wouldn't fall out of the heart. I carefully pulled off the main part of the heart's front protective paper and applied blue foil to it. Then, while keeping all of the small bi…