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Halloween Skull Altered Phone Case

By: Angelica's Scrap
October 2, 2014

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Halloween Skull Altered Phone Case
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I do love altering stuff, most of all I love to alter things I can use. Phone covers is a fun way to give

your phone a very personal touch.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Gloss Varnish
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey Value 3
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • Paint brush
  • Water basin
  • Palette
  • Paper towel
  • Palette knife
  • Hot glue


I gave the plastic cover a light sanding and primed it with a coat of white Gesso.

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I painted a small plaster skull with Media Fluid Acrylic Gold Metallic and glued it to the cover, then I applied a coat of Media Sand Paste with a palette knife.


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When the first coat was dry I applied one more coat of Sand Paste around the edge of the skull.

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A base coat of Media Fluid Acrylics Dark Grey Value 3.

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A color wash of Carbon Black diluted with 50 % water.

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I'm not very patient and often use my heat gun to reduce drying time, but I find that color

washes tend to turn out much better if you let them dry on their own.

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A lot of dry brushing, first with Medium Grey Value 6

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More dry brushing.... now with Titanium White.

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A heavy coat of Media Crackle Glaze.

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The Crackle Glaze is self leveling so I placed the cover upside down to keep the Glaze on the skull.

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When the Glaze was completely dry I brushed on some Media Antiquing Cream Carbon Black, left it to dry and wiped the excess back with a damp cloth.


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Two coats of varnish, Gloss Varnish for the skull and Ultra Matte Varnish for the rest.

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Love it!


October 3, 2014

Looks great!


October 11, 2014



December 5, 2015

Halloween is the best time to celebrate because you don't have to worry about the holiday. You won't feel lonely, heartbroken, or emotionally unstable. There is no pressure on this holiday. You can choose your fun! I love so much that I even make products just for that. I would love if you could check it out and give me some feedback too! Thanks!


September 16, 2018

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