Thursday, 19 May 2016

What Lies Beneath...

Last month I was lucky enough to win the Tando Creative challenge, and part of my prize was some skulls. I've been dying to use these ever since, so when That's Crafty had a Friday 13th challenge I knew that they would be coming out.
All of the paints and mediums used are by DecoArt.
Lots of pictures coming up so I'll keep the words down :-)

The 'coffin' is an old wooden domino box, that's been painted with black gesso. This side has the Andy Skinner skull stencil that's had crackle glaze put through it then painted with a mix of Quin gold and transparent yellow oxide.
The lid has been been stencilled with the same colour mix, and the stamps are by Sheena Douglass. 
Do you like Basil - he's a fox skull that my dad found about 15 years ago, and my son's had him ever since. He still has most of his teeth though they have had to be superglued in over the years lol.

This is the reverse of the lid, again it's a Sheena die and stamp.
This is the other side. The 'blood' is DecoArt red chalk paint.
The hand prints have been stencilled with texture sand and painted with a Quin Gold and Transparent Yellow Oxide wash.
This is an Andy Skinner stamp that's been stamped into texture paste and rubbed over with Metallic Lustre.
And this is what started it all off. This is my Tando skull that's been painted with crackle paint. The background is another Andy Skinner texture stamp.
This was such fun to make, and who knows what may end up inside - certainly not the dominoes.
I'm also entering this into the Lost Coast Designs Half O'Ween challenge.
Have a fab week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. What a fun project, I can see you enjoyed it! I must tr your tip for using superglue if I get any loose teeth! Hugs, Valerie

  2. ooo what fun Sue - I can see you really enjoyed playing here - wonderful! Love all the skulls and skelebobs - need to get mine used for sure!!! Hugs rachel x

  3. Fabulous and great transformation of a domino box xx

  4. This is a terrific alteration and great use of skulls. Well done for winning them

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. WoW! Fabulous fun project Sue! Thank you for sharing your creation with Tando and for joining us again this month. Gez xx

  6. Wow, what fun!!!!!
    Love this project and what you've made with your Tando skullies and goodies Sue! Haha :)))
    Have a good week ahead, hugs Coco xx

  7. Spooktastic! Fab textures, and it's clear to see you had loads of fun with your prize winnings!
    Alison x

  8. I love what you created with the domino box! The different textures are fantastic! Nice transformation!

  9. What a great project, glad you enjoyed your winnings and thank you for joining us again this month.

  10. That's a great looking box! I have one of those old domino boxes and have been wondering what to do with it. A coffin sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You can never have too many coffins lol xx

  11. Fabulous, love the layers and supplies you used. The repurposed domino box coffin looks awesome, and is perfectly staged. Thanks for joining our Half-O'Ween challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  12. Brilliant piece, in every angle, awesome images and fabulous textures. Thank you for joining our Half-O'Ween challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

  13. Stunning, I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up!


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