It's that time of year again, when we celebrate the cranium!!
Yup, it's Skull Appreciation Day!!!
I love skulls. All kinds of skulls. I have armadillo skulls, skull tattoos,
skull art, skull toys, skull kitchenware, barware, clothing, purses, shoes,
bandanas, skull stamps, skull paper crafts, embellies, etc...
You name it, my husband and I probably have it.
That being said, I have a few Skull Appreciation projects
to share with you today on the Smeared and Smudged blog hop.
First up, is an older project that is finally (nearly) finished.
This is my sgraffito skull. I started working on it last year,
and am determined to finish it and have it glazed
and fired before Hallowe'en.
Once it's fired, it will be a high gloss black with white artwork.
I am trying to keep it in a fairly Hallowe'en theme.
Gah! I hate what I did to the teeth, but with everything else going on,
maybe they won't be too distracting.
Another jawline spiderweb. And more bad teeth....
Thirteen has been my lucky number for years, so it was a given that
it be represented on my skull.
Back of the skull.
I still want to do something to the sides of the skull, but I
haven't decided on a design yet.
My next project is a papercraft. Had to be done, no way around it.
I present you with,
She is a brilliant image drawn by Rick St. Dennis and available here.
She is fierce!
Colored with Copics, MS scarab border, and MS dp.
Lastly, is one of my favorite things to make out of polymer clay.
A wonky skull!
I created this background using some techniques I learned
through an Andy Skinner workshop. Such a cool and fun texture.
Then, I artfully crafted this rather large skull out of polymer clay.
He's about 4 1/2" wide by 3 1/3" high. The backing plaque
measures approximately 5" x 5".
Overall, much larger than I usually make my skulls.
I used purple, black, and silver acrylic paints and washes to achieve
the color on the skull. I added a couple coats of satin sealer to finish it off.
Thanks so much for sticking around until the end.
There are a ton more blogs to visit on this killer, cranial themed, hop.
Here is the list of Smeared and Smudged
participants in order:
participants in order:
Rick St Dennis
Leigh S-B Designs
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Little Black Kitten