Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sugar Skulls

We are back to my favorite part of the year, and my favorite holiday, Halloween. When I received my treasure trough from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts I could not believe the intricate designs of these sugar skulls I am using in this blog post. I’ve also been experimenting with acrylic skins after taking a class with Kae Pea.
1.  Cut Apart GSLC Sugar Skulls.
2.  Use a plastic spatula, to randomly add Stone Effect Pastes to GSLC Sugar Skulls.
3.  Randomly paint GSLC Sugar Skulls with Art Deco Medium Grey and Golden Iridescent Pear (fine) acrylic paints.
4.  Use an awl to remove excess pastes from GSLC Sugar Skulls delicate openings.
5.  Select Prepared Acrylic Skins to place behind prepared GSLC Sugar Skulls.
6.  Glue Acrylic Skins to extra pieces of cardboard using Weldbond.
 7.  Glue GSLC Sugar Skulls on top of prepared and backed acrylic skins using Weldbond.
8.  Allow to dry fully securing with deli paper and pressed flat and weighted.
9.  Once dry carefully cut excess acrylic skins from the GSLC Sugar Skulls.
10.                Your GSLC Sugar Skulls are ready to use as you wish.
Some final thoughts.
Halloween is a time to try out different roles we’ve been wondering about, to show our true selves. A time to remember those that have gone on before us, to remember the lessons we’ve been taught. I know that Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead are not the same holidays but skulls are used in both of them.

Supplies:  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Sugar Skull 1 [C23A], Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Sugar Skull 2 [C23Q],Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Sugar Skull 3 [C23R]  ,( Stone Effect Paste, Art Deco Medium Grey, Plastic Spatula, Golden Iridescent Pearl (fine) Acrylic Paint, Awl, Prepare Acrylic Skins, Sharpie, Cardboard for Backing, Scissors, Weldbond

I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!


  1. These look really awesome with the colorful skins showing through the openings, and all that wonderful texture on the skulls really bring them to life!

  2. Thank you I thought it was a fun interpretation of sugar skulls.