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Topic: Day of the dead romantic couple **Love never dies** W/ TUTORIAL!!  (Read 3702 times)
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« on: September 20, 2010 07:54:57 AM »

" They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies."
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  Hey everyone! I found a really awesome tutorial for these guys in a craft magazine, and HAD to try them out. I'm a nerd for the Dia de los muertos thing. I wanted to share my creations and give a brief tutorial below the pictures.







Now, for the tutorial.

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** Hot glue gun
** Skeleton heads
** Ceramic figures
** Texturing agent, or textured spray paint
** Acrylic paints
** Fabric scraps, seed beads, misc. items for embellishment

1)  I went down to my local dollar tree and invested in these little couples, and some skeleton heads.


2.)  Well, I didn't have a dremel tool that would easily take their heads off, so I had to chisel and hammer their heads off. (Remember your safety goggles! Smiley )

3.) After their heads were decapitated I used the skeleton heads and hot-glued them. For the trickier heads that wouldn't easily set on the shoulders, I had to insert a tiny nail at the base of the skeleton head, and then hot-glue the nail to the opening on the figurine.


4.) Well, the figurines I invested in would not easily sand down due to the glaze used on them, so I had to work around it by getting some white textured spray paint to coat it down with. **Adding texture also gives the couple a nice gritty vintage look.



5.) After your romantic couples are assembled, and in place, then paint, hot glue and embellish away!  Cheesy

Well everyone, thanks for taking the time to check out my things! If you have any questions feel free to post, and comments and critiques are ALWAYS welcomed! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010 08:18:50 AM »

I looked at the same magazine and was wanting to make these.  I was just waiting to find the bride and groom figurines at a thrift store.  I never thought about the Dollar Tree!  These are awesome and you did a great job! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010 09:17:48 AM »

I love these!!! I'm a big freak for Dia De Los Muertos as well...and I totally would have all three of these on my work desk. Smiley Great stuff! Cheesy -x-
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010 09:31:06 AM »

LUV IT LUV IT LUV IT!
Grrrreat job!  I'm running to make mine.  Thanks a lot, Mrs_Christopher!  Skeletal hugs.
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010 10:26:20 AM »

Wow! This is fantastic! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010 10:41:00 AM »

Whoa.  This looks way easier than I'd have thought it would be.  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010 10:55:42 AM »

These turned out fabulous!  I also saw the original article in Cloth, Paper Scissors (current issue) by Micheal deMeng and thought this would be fun to try...thank you for the great tip about the textured spray paint Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010 02:16:24 PM »

My boyfriend just proposed to me last night, and we are having a Halloween/Day of the Dead wedding because we love Halloween, and we both have strong Mexican heritage (his maternal grandparents, my maternal grandfather, and my father all came from Mexico to the United States) so this is a really amazing craft for me to find.  I thank you so much for posting it!  It is really a great idea, and I plan to either make several for decoration, or for party favors. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010 08:29:39 AM »

Thanks for the comments, everyone!
 I'm glad the tut was somewhat useful!  Cheesy
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