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by: Elly Pirally
March 16, 2017
I'm not weird, I am limited edition.
Roll out air dry paperclay, stamp skull stamp into paperclay and let dry.
Also create a small ball for the nose.
Paint skull paperclay with Black Gesso . If you break the paperclay by accident, don't worry….use DecoArt Media Liquid Glass and adhere together
Drybrush paperclay with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and let dry
Apply a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold mixed with water and let dry.
Drybrush again with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White.
Apply a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Phthalo Blue mixed with water.
Prepare two MDF wood boards (different size) with Media Liquid Glass and form rounded beads. Let dry.
Paint the smaller MDF wood board with Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver. Next apply the Andy Skinner Salt Technique: Create a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey mixed with water. Apply the wash and sprinkle salt into the wash. Do this in sections... step by step and let dry completely.
Rub off the salt when dry
Stamp barbed wire from Handle with Care stampset.
Use Sunburst stencil with Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.
Paint beads around the mdf board with Media Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber and use a fine brush.
Apply a layer of Media Antiquing Cream Patina Green.
Glue skullhead to mdf board with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.
Wipe off Patina Green when dry, but only the outer section... around the skullhead.
Apply a layer of Media Antiquing Cream English Red Oxide.
Wipe off when dry but only the section between head and edges.
Paint nose with Media Fluid Quinacridone Gold.
Use the second ( bigger) mdf board. This should be also prepared with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass beads.
Paint the board with Media Gesso black.
Apply a layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint around the board ( Don't miss the glass beads). You can skip the middle section, because this will be hidden by the smaller mdf board.
Let air dry completely.
Paint a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Phthalo Turquoise.
Paint a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.
Paint the edges with Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.
Seal both MDF boards with Ultra Matte varnish.
Glue nose to skullhead with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.
Use industrial elements stencil with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and paint word Caution Outline the word with a black permanent marker
Glue smaller MDF board to the bigger one with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.
Apply some RubOns
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