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Sugar Skull Bison Wall Art

Americana® Acrylics

Sugar Skull Bison Wall Art
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Sugar Skull Bison Wall Art

designed by Micaela Spiggle

This colorfully painted bison skull is perfect for Day of the Dead decorating.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Burnt Orange (DAO16)
  • Calypso Blue (DA234)
  • Citron Green (DA235)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Foliage Green (DA269)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Melon (DA251)
  • Mistletoe (DAO53)
  • Orange Twist (DA266)
  • Purple Cow (DA272)
  • Saffron Yellow (DA273)
  • Salem Blue (DAO43)
  • Whispering Turquoise (DA305)
  • Zinc (DA304)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Gloss Spray Finish (DAS12)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • transfer paper (optional)
  • hanging wire
  • 1" flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • #1 and #2 round brushes
  • wooden board
  • screws
  • skull

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Start with a plain skull of choice. This is a bison skull.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 1" flat brush and Lamp Black to basecoat the entire skull inside and out. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #2 round brush and Snow White to basecoat details of choice. (Just doodle over it with lots of swirls, flowers, brush-strokes, spider webs, cross dots, etc. If you are not comfortable free-handing the designs, print and transfer the images using white transfer paper.) Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the round and liner brushes to do details/ shading/ outlining on top of the skull in colors of choice. Rinse brushes between colors and at end. (All dots are made with the handle ends of the brushes.) (Refer to photo.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using the round and liner brushes to do details/ shading/ outlining on the sides of the skull in colors of choice. Rinse brushes between colors and at end. (All dots are made with handle end of brushes.) (Refer to photo.) Let paint dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Once paint is completely dry, take the skull to a well-ventilated area or outside. Use Gloss Spray Finish over the entire skull to seal it. (To be safe, add three coats to increase the sheen.) Let dry outdoors if possible.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Attach wire and screws for a hanger or screw into a wooden board to make it easier to hang.
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