DecoArt Day of the Dead Skull Trio Canvas

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Day of the Dead Skull Trio Canvas

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a colorful, glittery wall accent.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Use 3/4 inch flat brush and Calypso Blue to paint entire canvas. Rinse brush.
  • 3
    Outline three skulls onto canvas.
  • 4
    Use #2 round brush and Lamp Black to paint border. Rinse brush.
  • 5
    Use same brush and Snow White to highlight border. Rinse brush.
  • 6
    Use #8 flat brush and load separately with Snow White; 1:1 mix of Snow White and Terra Cotta; and 1:1 mix of Snow White and Yellow Ochre. Use these colors to basecoat skulls. Rinse brush between colors and at end.
  • 7
    Trace faces onto skulls, using photo as a guide.
  • 8
    Use #2 round brush and load separately with Terra Cotta, Yellow Ochre, and mix of (2) parts Snow White with very small amount of Lamp Black. Use these colors to paint face on each skull. Rinse brush between colors and at end.
  • 9
    Use #8 flat brush and load separately with Gold Glitz, Copper, and Silver Bling to paint over skulls. Rinse brush between colors and at end.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calypso Blue 104106651 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Ochre 104106685 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Terra Cotta 104106677
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint 2 oz. Gold Glitz 104549474
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint 2 oz. Silver Bling 104549472
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint 2 oz. Copper 104741108
  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Studio 4 inch x 12 inch 104134561
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 2 104465187
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 8 104464407
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