Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skull Appreciation Day Bloghop 2015

 Good morning Hoppers! If you are following the Blog Hop, you will have come to me from Harp's blog and you will be hopping off to Greece with Ike next. But first, here's what I've done for the hop today. 
I got myself a set of very funky MDF skulls from the MDF Man at the SECC earlier this year and they have been sitting on a shelf awaiting a purpose.... I just knew that today would be that purpose. The skulls were a set of 7 and I have used 3 for today's post. 
This first skull, the largest of the three, has been painted using a selection of Do Crafts Acrylic Paints and a brayer. Once the paint had dried I used some Dusty Concord Distress Ink and blending tool, applying the ink in random places through sequin waste and a Dutch Doobadoo Spiderweb stencil. I've then painted the raw edges with the black acrylic. I have stamped the edges of this skull using the Mini Grunge Flourish from Visible Image and the sentiment is from a magazine freebie by Sheena Douglas.
This next skull is slightly smaller. I used the paint that was on the brayer from the first skull to coat this one - it's ended up a dark maroony reddy colour! After this dried, I added white and black acrylic paint using bottle tops and the edge of a scrap peice of card. The raw edges were painted black. The edges were then stamped with the dotty side of the Visible Image Mini Grunge Flourish.
This skull is smaller again and I'm not happy with the outcome but will share it anyway and likely you will see it in a better project sometime later! I painted this white and sprayed some Crushed Grape Dylusions through the Dutch Doobadoo web stencil from earlier. I then decided I would try to make my own sugar skull!! I hand drew on a pattern with pencil and set about painting it with the Do Crafts Acrylics. I think it's the thick black lines around some parts I don't like.
Well, here they are altogether and I think the larger two will go on the wall. Once I change up the smaller one and the rest of the set I'll share the whole lot! 
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! 
Have a great day!
Mo xxx

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  1. Love these skulls. i never thought skulls could be so colourfull

  2. So colourful I love these and has given me inspiration ta so much - Harp

  3. Wow these are cool. Love the mdf skulls

  4. Great project - love the different techniques and finishes...the DOTD one is fine (don't know why you want to change it!)

  5. These are all lovely Maureen... you did a smashing job altering/decorating them.Thank you for taking part in the SMEARED AND SMUDGED forum SKULL APPRECIATION DAY blog hop. BDx

  6. Ooooh - an awesome collection of skullies. I love them all but if I had to pick I would go for the 2nd one. I love how it looks like you put your cup down on him a few times :-D Awesome background effect on no.1 and I think the little sugar guy is fabulous :-)

    IKE xx

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  7. Wow! You have been busy. A great idea to decorate each one differently..they really are striking.

  8. Maureen these are all fabulous love them all, They are all decorated beautifully.

    Hugs Anna xx

  9. Maureen these are fabulous. Lovin how they are all different but creepy cool all the same :) xx

  10. I love them all Mo! Especially the sugar skull! Love him so much! hugsxx

  11. Ooooo I'm loving these so much, I need those MDF skulls big time!

  12. How fun, Mo! Each skull is so different but all of them ROCK! Great project. xxD

  13. Lots of yummy skulls and great work on them.