Day of the Dead cometh early!
I had some fun yesterday playing again creating some funky colored skull beads. The more I learn about El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) the more captivated I am by the bright colors and imagery used, as well as it's message. Check out my fun creative process below:
<--- Here's what the skull beads looked like before I colored them
There are many ways you cancolor these skull beads, I chose to use my Color Mists and was amazed at how well they took them.
I next used the heat gun to dry the Color Mists slightly before I moved on to my next step...
In this next step I sprinkled lightly with extra fine Crystal Glitter Dust (this glitter is extra fine and should be added while the piece is still slightly wet. It will stick to the wet paint without having to use any adhesives). *Optional you can mist slightly again and then dry once more with the heat gun (avoid using your fingers to move the bead around use a pencil or end of a paint brush until piece is dry).
Once I was all done coloring my beads I sealed them with PYM II
Here's my finished beads! Hmm..now what do you do with them...I have lots of ideas running through my mind. Just for fun I couldn't resist making a wee Day of the Dead Fairy (check out my fairy tutorial to see how to make it substituting the bead used).
As for being really creative my friend Kris made some awesome neckwear using the colored skull beads. Only difference isn't a glitter queen like I am LOL
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