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Southwest Contest...Paper painted bull skull art


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Design by: ginapiazza (2 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Southwest

I love the look of 'real' painted skulls, so had to try one of paper...

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Assorted beads for embellishment
  • Cardstock:white beige green red orang
  • Foam
  • Assorted inks/markers
  • Wet glue

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut the following:
Bulskl-s 11x7.5 (white) sun 7.5 (red) sun-s 7.5(orange) lizard-s 2.6x4.3 (cut 3) green
arrow-s 12" (cut 2) (white) cacts2-s 1" (green) cacts2-s 1.3"(green) feathr 3" (cut 4) white
Once all of your pieces are cut, ink all edges. I layered my 'lizard' to give him dimension. I added lines to the bottom of my arrows. And I colored and fringed my hanging feathers. You can add as much detail as you like during this step.
Glue it all together! (No, seriously, slow down, this is the part where you shouldnt make too many 'mistakes) (lol)
I positioned my sun on the skull and make light pencil lines so that I know exactly where to place it once my glue is applied.
Once it's glued, turn it over & trim any excess "sun" that is hanging off the skull.
This is also the time to pop dot parts 'up' to add dimension to the piece.
Add lizard, cactii,& arrows. My hanging feathers are attached with beads only. The black beads going around the horns are done in a peyote stitch, but you could loom them or use a piece of leather, or faux fur. I also used beads for the lizards eyes.

Step 1

Cut the following:
Bulskl-s 11x7.5 (white) sun 7.5 (red) sun-s 7.5(orange) lizard-s 2.6x4.3 (cut 3) green
arrow-s 12" (cut 2) (white) cacts2-s 1" (green) cacts2-s 1.3"(green) feathr 3" (cut 4) white

Step 2

Once all of your pieces are cut, ink all edges. I layered my 'lizard' to give him dimension. I added lines to the bottom of my arrows. And I colored and fringed my hanging feathers. You can add as much detail as you like during this step.

Step 3

Glue it all together! (No, seriously, slow down, this is the part where you shouldnt make too many 'mistakes) (lol)
I positioned my sun on the skull and make light pencil lines so that I know exactly where to place it once my glue is applied.
Once it's glued, turn it over & trim any excess "sun" that is hanging off the skull.
This is also the time to pop dot parts 'up' to add dimension to the piece.
Add lizard, cactii,& arrows. My hanging feathers are attached with beads only. The black beads going around the horns are done in a peyote stitch, but you could loom them or use a piece of leather, or faux fur. I also used beads for the lizards eyes.

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Fantastic, Gina!!

Published on April 20, 2013 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Totally awesome - love the clean lines and the great detail!

Published on March 20, 2013 by SisPatterson Flag Comment As Inappropriate