Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spooky Flaming Sugar Skull

I've been having fun playing with Halloween goodies lately and I wanted to share one with you today....

Spooky Flaming Sugar Skull

To create the skull I started off by painting the entire thing with white acrylic paint.  I then stamped various designs on tissue paper and applied it using Faber-Castell Gel Medium.    After the glue had dried I sprayed Dylusions Ink over the mask to create a fire-y design.  In some areas I sprayed extra ink, turned the skull upside down and let the drips run towards the top of the skull - drying with a heat tool at the same time.  This helped to "freeze" the drips before they went all the way to the top (bottom).  These drips help create the illusion of fire.

I made the mask in the same basic fashion but I squirted the ink into a small cup and painted it over my stamped design since I wanted to highlight the flower eyes.

Some areas of the designs were highlighted or created using Ranger's Black Enamel Accent and Red Stickles Glitter Glue was added to the eyes of the skull.  I applied Opal Liquid Pearls to the teeth which absorbed the ink to add a nice "bloody" tint.

You can see a bit of the ink drip "flames" on the cheek area & forehead in this photo.

This is just a preview of all the fun Haunted goodies to come!!
I can't wait ~ I just LOVE the playfulness and "right to be spooked" Halloween offers!
This is going to be such fun!


  1. Gloriously spooky mask! Love love the colors. And the small mask is so cool!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the technique.


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