Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Layered Dia de los Muertos Canvas


Living in the Southwest, I am surrounded by beautiful Sugar Skull imagery and art. Our Friday tradition for years now has been Mexican food and one of the things that was a factor in where we chose to live when we moved last year, was a nearby place to continue this tradition. We definitely found that and they know me by voice when I call in our order each week. I included them in seasonal cards last year and this year I wanted to do something more so my brain came up with this Sugar Skull Canvas. 

  • 5x5 Canvas
  • Multi-surface paint, black (I used Craft Smart from Michaels)
  • Scrapbook papers / lightweight cardstock
  • Self Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Layered Sugar Skull cut file (I used one from Cricut Design Space)
  • Digital Cutting Machine (I used my Cricut Explore Air2)

I chose pink, yellow, and turquoise papers to cut my skull. I knew I was going to do a black background and rhinestones and thought these colors would really pop. I sized the file accordingly and then cut the layers using my Cricut.

I used foam squares to attach the layers as shown.

Once the layers were constructed, I set aside and painted the canvas. I really love this multi-surface paint because fewer coats are needed. This just took one!

It was still wet here but it dried perfectly! Once it was dry, I attached the skull to the canvas with a few dabs of superglue. 

To finish, I used different-sized self-adhesive rhinestones to decorate!

And now, I'm hungry and it's not yet Friday! 

Sharing At:

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Very creative. I love it! I miss living in Arizona.