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Topic: Sugar Skull Wallhanging  (Read 1910 times)
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« on: July 11, 2008 05:07:59 PM »

My friend just got a new house, and the countertops are a very bright red/orange/salmon-y colour, so instead of trying to match it she's just going to go with a theme of bright random colours in there. I suggested if she goes that route, she might as well do a "Day of the Dead" theme.

And so... I made her this (the flowers are mine, I just thought they looked neat next to it)



It's a mix of felt (the background is some awesome patterned felt I found at Hobby Lobby), embroidery, fabric, puffy paint, and random beads. The frame was a plain wooden frame from Michael's that I painted and removed the glass. The skull is slightly stuffed to give it a 3-d effect. I'm not the best at embroidery, but I'm quite pleased with how this turned out Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008 05:20:42 PM »

That's really pretty! I've recently become obsessed with sugar skulls so I obviously love the design, you have one lucky friend!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 07:38:03 PM »

sounds like a lot went in to it! it looks amazing! and i'll have to check out that cool felt too Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 07:44:21 PM »

I had never seen sugar skulls done in embrodiery until I discovered this site. It's a great decorating idea, unique and colorful. I like how this turned out, it practially jumps out of the frame.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 11:08:01 PM »

i love day of the dead stuff.. and omg i have that exact felt right now in my craft room.. been trying to decide what to do with it.. you did a amazing job! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008 11:25:10 PM »

what a kick ass way 2 display yer handiw0rk! and that textured felt is rad, i've never seen that bef0re. what did y0u use as  padding for the skull if u d0nt mind me asking? im currently working
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008 10:00:55 AM »

Very pretty. I love all the textures.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008 08:06:10 PM »

Thanks for all the comments! Smiley

I just used the cheap poly-fil to stuff it a little. Cotton balls pulled apart could probably acheive the same effect.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 10:23:31 AM »

What a great idea!  I'll have to try it.  Sugar skulls are awesome!  I'm currently working on some sugar skull jewlery.  Great Job! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008 06:32:44 PM »

This is great!  I wish I was your friend!  Wink
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