Sunday, 18 January 2015


Lin and Kirsten kindly sent me a plastic skull, both different sizes. Using mold-n-pour I made moulds from them.

So after I'd revived my clay, I made some copies and also used a cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.

The background was created on a piece of chipboard by firstly painting it in white gesso, followed by a layer of white crackle paint, once dry the layers were built up using black paint, a layer of ultra matte medium and then another layer of black paint and finally dry brushed with white gesso. 

The heart was painted with gesso, cracked with crackle glaze and black antiquing cream applied. The washers were rusted with quinacridone gold.

I added a strip of metal which I got at last years Version Scrap show, coloured the skulls and added gems for the eyes.

All media products used are from DecoArt.


Amanda said...

These turned out fab Sam, fabulous!
Amanda x

Hazel Agnew said...

Hi Sam, not my cuppa tea but very effective! X

Helen said...

the skulls came out really well! I found mine when I was tidying up, must do something with them...!

Lin said...

wow Sam these are excellent!! love all the techniques you've used on them with the crackle and antiquing cream xxxx

massofhair said...

Liking the crackle and rusting effects very much, a fab project :-) xxx

chrissies said...

The skulls are terrific Sam and what a great idea to use the cookie cutters for the hearts.

Love Chrissie

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love your plaques Sam they look fab xx

Corrie Herriman said...

CLever idea to make more ! Although I am not into skulls of any kind I do like your plaque !
Corrie x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I'm pleased you were able to use the skull Sam & I LOVE what you created, the crackle on the plaque looks great.

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