After 15 minutes trying to figure where to place this topic, I´ve decided this is it´s place. I´ve made these sugarskulls with plaster fabric, air-drying clay and acrilics. First I´ll show you them, then I´ll tell you how I made them ^^. Oh! Please note the Frankie one is a pencil holder, and the cream color one is a business card holder... the white one is the first I made, it´s just decorative:
If you want to try them, you´ll need:
-Plaster fabric (it´s that the name? you know, like when you break an arm for examample...)
-Cutter and scissors
-Air dry clay (optional)
-Acrilic paint and brushes
-A bowl with water for the plaster fabric.
It´s very easy:
1- First you´ll have to inflate a ballon until the desired size. This is going to be the temporary armature.
2-Then you can start covering the ballon with plaster fabric. Use rectangle pieces, not very large, and try not to wrinkle the surface. We don´t need a thick cover, with 3 or 4 layers will be enough. Let it dry completly, maybe 1 or 2 hours.
3-Burst the ballon with a needle. Draw a circular section on what it´s going to be the base, and cut it out. If you´re planing to make a pencil holder, a piggy bank, or whatever, now it´s the moment. For example, i used a cardboard tube for the pencil holder, and some cardboard boxes wich I made with old flyers, for the business card holder one. If you´re going to make a piggy bank, you´ll have to close the base, cardboard works fine.
4-This is an optional step, except if you gave some purpose to the skull: with the air drying clay you can mold the eye sockets, the nose bone, etc. If you added an accesorize, level the joints with clay. Let it dry completly.
5-Last and funniest part! Now you can paint it as you want, be creative and crazy, I think it´s the best style for this skulls ^^
I hope this is helpfull, anyway if you have any question, just make it, ok? ^^
I want to show you too this cat i painted while i was waiting the skulls to dry:
Thanks for reading, have a perfect day!!