Sunday, October 26, 2014

Third Annual Autumn Splendor Blog Hop

 Welcome to Third Annual Autumn Splendor Blog Hop!

 I couldn't make up my mind one what project to showcase! I have half a burlap wreath done, but couldn't find the ribbon I wanted and wasn't inspired to finish. So I dug into what I've been working on for the Day of the Dead.  I've posted here before how much I love the colors of this Mexican celebration and how beautiful it is and the meaning behind it. I always thought skulls were morbid, not anymore obviously.   

     I've had these stamps in my stash for quite some time and just love these images by Rubber Soul. I decided to make a pendant for a friend.   So I dug out some little wooden blanks.  I used my finger to apply a very light coat of Hard Coat Mod Podge to the wood to seal it. After it dried thoroughly (I probably waited less than 5 minutes) I used Staz-On to stamp the image.  I then used the Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white to color in the skeleton.  I also used a black Sharpie to color in any "oops".  Then I took my Krylon gold leaf pen and colored in the trumpet.  After that dried I colored in with a marker. I used an alcohol marker (Letreset ProMarker) because I wanted this color of red. After that dried- I added another light coat of Hard Coat Mod Podge to seal it. Glued on a bail and there you have it! 

 In hindsight- I wish I had blinged it out with some glitter dots. If you've ever seen the shrines and sugar skulls- it would probably be even more in line with the Day of the Dead celebrations.

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