I love skeletons and skulls. In fact, i love bones in general.....they fascinate me.
No actual bones in this piece........but i did use one of the fab wood skulls!
I started off with one of the square plaques......these are ideal to use for bases of any art.
I painted the whole base with black gesso, and then added some rusty touches in the centre. In the corners i added glue squiggles. Once dry, i covered some of the board with two layers of tissue paper.........the glue makes great texture. I then painted over the top with rusty gold paint and brushed black mica over the top.
The skull was painted with various layers of rust coloured paint, finishing with a top coat of crackle glaze. I gave him some eyes and added rusty nails and feathers.
He's a handsome fella! I added the words 'What on earth?' because really.........who has a skulls head with nails and feathers as a head-dress?
Thanks for reading.
Square Birch Ply wood Plaque
Skull Wood Shape