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Day of the Dead Skull Trio Canvas

Americana® Acrylics

Day of the Dead Skull Trio Canvas
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Day of the Dead Skull Trio Canvas

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos with this showy, glittery canvas.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Terra Cotta (DAO62)
  • Yellow Ochre (DAO8)

Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint

  • Copper (DGD20)
  • Gold Glitz (DGD01)
  • Silver Bling (DGD02)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #2 round brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 flat brush
  • 4" x 11" canvas

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Calypso Blue to paint the entire canvas. Rinse brush.
  2. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to transfer the border and outline of the three skulls.
  3. Use a #2 round brush and Lamp Black to paint the border. Rinse the brush. Use the same brush and load with Snow White to highlight the border. Rinse the brush.
  4. Use the #8 flat brush and load separately with Snow White; a 1:1 mix of Snow White and Terra Cotta; and a 1:1 mix of Snow White and Yellow Ochre. Use these colors to basecoat the skulls. Rinse the brush between colors and at the end. Let dry completely.
  5. Use a pencil or stylus and the tracing and transfer papers to transfer the faces onto the skulls.
  6. Use a #2 round brush and load separately with Terra Cotta, Yellow Ochre, and a mix of (2) parts Snow White with a very small amount of Lamp Black. Use these colors to paint a face on each skull. Rinse the brush between colors and at the end. Let dry completely.
  7. Use a #8 flat brush and load separately with Gold Glitz, Copper, and Silver Bling to paint over the skulls. Rinse the brush between colors and at the end.
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