Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DecoArt Mixed Media Haunts Challenge

Hello Creatives!!

I am BEYOND excited to share this project with you today!

As you know, I have been a little (or a lot!) obsessed with Sugar Skulls lately. So when I saw that DecoArt Media was having a design challenge for Halloween, I knew I wanted to stretch myself and do something that is COMPLETELY out of the box for me...a 3-D SUGAR SKULL!

I searched high and low for the perfect surface and I found this skull at our newly opened JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. It is made of Styrofoam and I thought was creepily perfect!

We became very good friends....

Ready to see his transformation?

To make my roses, I used the 6x6 "Cabbage Rose" Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. {see the end of the post for a complete supply list!}

I wanted to keep my pink roses the highlight of this project, so I kept my other details simple with flourishes and dots painted with various DecoArt paints.

I added some Junque and Gem stones from Marion Smith Designs to finish it up with a little bling

What is is about sugar skulls that are the perfect combination of creepy and beautiful?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project as much as I enjoyed making it.

What about you? Have you tried something new? Maybe a product you've been scared of? Maybe taking your art off a canvas or out of a book and trying something fun and 3-D? Or must need to START?

No matter where you are...You CAN DO IT!! 

Just try. 

One of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, has a quote that I love: 

So go and DO something...mistakes and all. :)

Until next time...

P.S. Shameless plug....PICK ME ANDY SKINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

P.S.S. Supply list as promised: 

DecoArt Materials

DecoArt Media
Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black, Titanium White, Interference (Gold)
Modeling Paste 

Dazzling Metallics
Peacock Pearl 
Rick Espresso 
Festive Green
Crystal Green 

Americana 3D Gloss Enamels
Transparent Glass Writer: Black & Yellow

Americana Acrylic Paint 
Electric Pink
Purple Pizzazz
Citron Green

Other Materials
Styrofoam Skull-Joann Art and Craft Stores
TCW514S "Cabbage Rose" Stencil-The Crafter's Workshop
Junque & Gem Stones-Marion Smith Designs
Graphic Structure Paste-Daler Rowney


  1. Keri, it's beautiful. Love it. The colors are amazing.

  2. Oh my goodness, this is awesome! I'm all about some sugar skulls and you did an AH-MAZING job on this one. Love, love, love it!!!

  3. Gorgeous and spooky all at the same time!! I love all the colors and flourishes :)