Butterbee Scraps Skull Collage

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collgae

 

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collage

BBOOO Creatives!!

Halloween is just a few days away so I decided to have a little spooky fun with my lated Butterbee Scraps project.

Here’s what I came up with:

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collage

Ingredients

For this project, you will need a large selection of metal embellishments.

Butterbee Scraps Products I used:

Steampunk Tibetan Charms Collection-Spider

Bronze Flower Metal Filigrees Embellishment (286-B)

Large Silver Gear Charms

Miniature Mixed Silver and Bronze Gears

Medium Mixed Gears

Large Copper Arrow Tibetan Charm

Large Copper Scissors Tibetan Charm

Bronze Fleur De Lis Tibetan Charm

Bronze Spirograph Metal Filigree (051-B)

Bronze Round Metal Filigree (288-B)

Creative Clock Tibetan Charms

Bronze Cable Chain (CH779-B)

Copper Jump Rings

Small Round Bronze Tibetan Charms (J176-B)

Bronze and Silver Keys-retired

Flower Cacochon-retired

{You can find all of the products I used at: Butterbee Scraps Shop}

Other Products Used:

Wooden Plaque-Darice (purchased at Jo Ann’s)

Deco Art Acyrlic Paint

Deco Art Media Antiquing Cream

Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic

Deco Art Metallic Lustre-Black Shimmer

Plastic Skull-JoAnn’s Fabric and Crafts

Crackle Stencil-Prima Marketing

How to…

To start with, I used DecoArt Media Gesso to prep my wooden plaque from Darice.

Darice Plaque from JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts

I set this aside to dry while I worked on the next step.

When I decided to do this project, I knew I wanted a skull to be the creepy center, but I couldn’t find the size I needed with a  flat back.

This bag of little plastic skulls was only $4 at Walmart! (If you need any…I have plenty left! LOL) Walmart Plastic Skulls

They didn’t have flat backs like I needed, so I had to do a little surgery.

Walmart Plastic Halloween Skull

TIP: Use a sturdy pair of scissors like kitchen shears for this because in a few places the skull plastic is pretty thick.

After my background was dry, I did a dry run to get my layering the way I wanted.

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collage

TIP: When you are dealing with a lot of small pieces on a project, ALWAYS do a dry run so that you can move it around until you are happy. Take a picture for reference later so you don’t lose your inspiration.

Once I was happy, I removed my metals and went to town layering my DecoArt Acrylics and Metallic Lustres and DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream and Fluid Acrylics.

My goal was to achieve an aged wood effect…I think I got it!

Deco Art media Acrylic

 

Finishing Touches

Using my picture as reference, I began adding my metal pieces back on top and then layered more around my base layer and my skull until I was happy.

Here is a few more close-ups:

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collage

You might notice my skull is different. In my “prep” pic, you see a gessoed skull. I changed it because once I started working on it, I realized I like the natural skull better than anything I would have been able to paint.

I instead chose to cut another skull and use it as is.

Butterbee Scraps Skull Collgae

 

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! It was super fun to make!

For more information and to purchase the embellishments used here, check out Butterbee Scraps!

Until Next time!

XOXO,

KERI

 

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