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Day of the Dead Cross and Skull Box

By: Donna Dewberry

Spice up your gift packaging with this colorful Day of the Dead Cross and Skull Box. Feature this project at your Halloween party as a creative take home craft.

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At a Glance:

#2342 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Flat, 1" - 1184

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pool Blue, 2 oz. - 20223

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz. - 20501

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz. - 20513

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pewter Grey, 2 oz. - 20580

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Plaid ® Patricia Nimocks Clear Acrylic Sealer - Gloss, 6 oz. - CS200304

Number Needed: 1 $6.59 $3.30
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instructions

Other Supplies

White glitter, Round paper mache box, Flat brush, Liner brush, Craft knife or stencil cutter

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the top and bottom of the box Pewter Grey. Thin the Black with water and lightly antique the box. Be careful to not add too much water or the paper mache will bubble.
  2. Basecoat around the outside of the lid and ¼” from the edge on the top of the lid with Pool Blue.
  3. Trace the cross pattern on stencil blank and use craft knife or stencil cutter to create stencil. Place stencil in the center of the lid and paint Bright Red.
  4. Using the flat brush, paint a zigzag design around the lid Bright Red.
  5. Using the liner brush and Bright Yellow add a small line to the top of the zigzag design as shown.
  6. Create skull stencil by tracing pattern on stencil blank and use craft knife or stencil cutter. Stencil the skull in the center of the cross White. Add glitter while wet.
  7. Using the liner brush and White, draw vines around the cross as shown, Leaving space for flowers. Sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
  8. Paint the five petal flowers Bright Yellow. Add center dot White. Add glitter to the flowers and centers.
  9. Paint a line between the Pool Blue and Pewter Grey on the top of the lid using liner brush and White. Allow to dry.
  10. Seal the box with gloss sealer.

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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