painted skull tutorial
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reeves. All opinions are 100% mine.
My brother in law is an avid hunter and has beautiful trophies throughout his home. His cute wife decorates the largest one for the holidays and I was teasing him that if he gave me one, I would paint it pink. He laughed and promised me on his next trip he would bring something back; alas, he did! So, thanks to Reeves art supplies, I was able to fulfill my end of the deal and prettied this skull right up!
The Reeves packaging is so classy! I chose 4 hues of Reeves acrylic paint in the cutest tubes and used a few coordinating paint brushes. The flower palette is my favorite, so cute and made painting a breeze. I usually use a paper plate and the colors blend together so using this palette was a treat! I chose colors that would coordinate with my house colors… Peach, Yellow Ocher, Phthalo Green, Viridian, and Titanian White of course! I first painted the entire skull, minus the antlers, Titanium white. Reeves acrylic paint is so smooth and covers so well! After the paint was dry, I sketched a design inspired by this pin with a pencil onto the skull. I started with the Peach pink and then filled in the Yellow Ochre and once that was dry, topped off the design with the mixed Viridian and Phthalo Green. I love adding florals to really girlie it up! For now, I skipped the florals since the design is so pretty and love it in my entryway! A little bit of rustic + a little bit of farmhouse, it’s such a pretty piece of decor!
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Even though I find it a little creepy to have a real animal skull at home this looks just adorable. And the arangement with the flowers is a lovely idea. Do you know where can be found a plastic skull?
Thanks, Alicia! Amazon sells some great knocks off: http://amzn.to/2zwjxOO — happy “hunting” 😉
Oh wow, my son would love this! He collects bones and sometimes wants to paint them, but then is worried about ruining them! I love how yours came out, simple and subtle! 🙂 Lisa
I love the added florals! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!
what an amazing diy! you guys always inspire me!
Oh thank you, Alma, sweet friend! XO
Thank you for sharing the pics, it looks so cool! I’m definitely taking the inspiration and implementing it into my home =)
Thanks so much, Isadora!
Now this sounds funny to say, but that is beautiful! Especially with the flowers on it!