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Picture of Dia de los Muertos Skull

Designed By:

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Dia de los Muertos Skull

Celebrate the Day of the Dead by expressing your creativity on a symbolic sugar skull. The Duncan® Oh Four® Skater Skull is the perfect setting for your colorful imagination to take flight.

 Print

Instructions:

1. Wipe skull with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.

2. Trace pattern on tissue paper using pencil.

3. To transfer designs, position tissue on skull and retrace lines using black marker.

4. Brush three coats Bright Saffron to the following: teeth, flowers in eyes, circle below the teeth and cross above eyes. Let dry.

5. Brush three coats Neon Orange in petals around eyes and design along sides of skull. Let dry.

6. Brush three coats Bright Kiwi to center of yellow flowers and design on sides of skull. Let dry.

7. Brush three coats Bright Caribbean in heart beneath cross, starburst under teeth, teardrops and along green design on side of skull. Let dry.

8. Brush three coats Neon Red to flowers on the cross bones, line around the heart and teardrops. Let dry.

9. Brush two coats Black to nostrils and lines around flower details. Let dry.

10. Use end of paintbrush dipped in Bright Kiwi to make dots in center of the flowers on bones and dots alongside of the blue design along cheeks. Let dry.

11. Gently sponge one coat Pure Brilliance to skull. Let dry.

12. Place in kiln and fire to cone 06.  NOTE:  If base is glazed, stilt skull on shelf and fire.

Miscellaneous:

  • Potter's sponge
  • Fine-tip black marker
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing paper
  • Container for water
  • Pencil
  • Foil or foam plate for palette

Patterns:

  • Dia de los Muertos Skull Pattern 1

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.