Our awesome sponsor this month is Grumbacher. They make amazing artists paints and supplies. Our lucky random winner will win a Grumbacher prize package filled with India Inks, Acrylic Paints and Woodless Colored Pencils. Grumbacher was so generous they gave our design team member the same items in the winner's prize. Be sure to check out their products at your local craft store.
Here's how I made my project. First I painted a wood block that I got from a construction site with black Grumbacher Acrylic Paint.
Next, I dripped some of the India Inks down the wood block. There are hard to see in my later images.
Then I sprayed it with Glitter Dust spray. It's hard to see in the picture here, but very festive and fun!
I wanted to add more to my block so I then added a bone border. This was so easy. I just used a DecoArt Americana Writer in White to make a straight line. Then, at the end of each of the lines I made 2 small round shapes. The less uniform they were the better - they look more like real bones. I love that they were so easy and fun to make!
Finally, I feel like it need more glitter so I sprayed the block again with the Glitter Dust .
On a sheet of vellum I stamped a Hampton Art Sugar Skull three times with Ranger Archival in Jet Black. Then I colored in the Sugar Skulls with my Grumbacher Woodless Colored Pencilas. I put an uncolored one on the block first, then covered it with the colored Sugar Skull. The two piece of vellum made the skull seem much more white.
Here's my final project.