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Southwest Bull Skull Framed Art

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Southwest Bull Skull Framed Art
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Southwest Bull Skull Framed Art

designed by PLA Schneider

Pastel colors contrast with the image of a skull for a unique wall dècor piece.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Primitive (ADC26)
  • Promise (ADC22)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • pencil
  • painter's tape
  • 1" chip brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • large metal thumbtacks
  • grey transfer paper
  • wooden frame

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Use grey transfer paper and a pencil to trace the bull pattern.

  1. Remove the backing from the wooden frame.
  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, basecoat the frame backing with two coats of Vintage. Use a pencil to outline the bull skull. Use a #8 round brush to paint it with two coats of Lace.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a #8 round brush, add shading details to the bull skull in Primitive.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a #8 round brush, outline and add details in Relic.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #8 round brush to loosely dry-brush swirls in Lace.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using #8 round brush, add the remaining details to the bull skull in Remembrance, Promise, and Serene. (Refer to photo.)
  7. Using a 3/4" flat brush, basecoat the frame with two coats of Promise.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the inner half of the frame with Remembrance. (Or use painter's tape to mask it off, if preferred.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using a 1" chip brush, lightly dry-brush Promise over the Remembrance.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint diamond shapes in Vintage using a #8 round brush. Push in thumbtacks. (Refer to photo for placement.) Place the backing back into the frame.