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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16 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea, I am not a Day of the Dead fan but you did a wonderful job on your pendant.

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  2. Wow! I love how you went from a simple wood blank to that great pendant!

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  3. Such a cool pendant! This is the first time I've seen a wooden pendant made...thanks for sharing.

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  4. bling it now, and seal it that aside the skeleton is really cool

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  5. I love your pendant! So creative!

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  6. That's so COOL!!! What a fun pendant!

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  7. A perfect Pendant for the Day of the Dead, made all by yourself, what a wonderful job (-:

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  8. Cool!!! the pendant won my heart! Unique, pretty, fun, smart, and fabulous. So creative of you :)

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  9. that is fantastic! I would love to try this technique ... looks like a ton of fun! and noticed that beautiful picture of WA ... I grew up in the Pacific NW and miss that view!

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  10. such a fun pendant , not scary at all.
    I don't know why but sugar skulls give me the heebie jeebies.

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  11. Very creative, I love your pendant!!

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  12. Such a creative way to make a pendant. Great job.

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