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Topic: Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skulls  (Read 6034 times)
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« on: January 27, 2011 10:49:20 AM »

I try to make Sugar Skulls every year - I think that those who celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) definitely have the right idea. It's a lot more of a positive way to look at death than the North American way of looking at it. Next year I want to make Pan De Muertos! It sounds like a delicious bread.

Anyways... my skulls are made from polymer clay, but there isn't much emphasis on that part. Most of the emphasis is on the painting. I'll show you all the lil' skulls I made this year. Smiley I managed to make six of them. I noticed that the more I practiced, the better they seem to come out each time. It had been awhile since I had done any painting like this. So I was a little rough around the edges to start...

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They took awhile to paint. Trying to keep a steady hand the entire time, as they are pretty small - maybe 1 1/2 inches or 2 tall. My favourite is the last one, but I love that colour combo. I want to make more with lots and lots of handsculpted polymer clay flowers and such, next time. Marigolds and roses and bright green leaves... maybe some tuille or something to make a veil.

What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011 10:58:13 AM »

beautiful! well done!
now make it with sugar!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011 11:00:11 AM »

beautiful! well done!
now make it with sugar!
 Grin

Haha, yes, I've got some molds for that - next year I'll be making them from sugar and royal icing. Hooray!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011 11:37:49 AM »

Your painting is impeccable.  I can't imagine trying that myself.  I love the color schemes you used as well as looking at each every detail.  Amazing.
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What a piece of work is man!


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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011 12:36:16 PM »

I LOVE these. I wish I could paint that perfectly. I think you're right about Dia de los Muertos too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011 01:12:40 PM »

these are all so beautiful! i love that they've all got different designs and colors on them. jeweled eyes are a great idea, too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011 03:10:07 PM »

These are great!
Mad paint skills & rhinestones - what else does one need lol
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011 03:27:47 PM »

Thanks, guys! Yep, I thought that adding some lil' rhinestones I found would finish some of them off, nicely. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011 02:43:35 AM »

Gorgeous work! Your painting is amazing! Sue
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011 09:07:55 PM »

Gorgeous work! Your painting is amazing! Sue


Thanks, Sue. Smiley I enjoy painting once in awhile - sometimes it's nice to take a break from claying!
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