Sunday, October 12, 2008

Skully

Finished just in time for granddaughter Iris's ninth birthday party yesterday, this Halloween skeleton "prim" was made from a pattern by Donna Veal of Moonchilds Primitives.

He was easy to make, but involved some new techniques for me. It was a whirlwind project, as I only settled on making this for Iris three days ago, and really didn't think I would get him finished in time. Just went for it!

Skully is about 18 inches tall (probably more, if we include his hat)... made from muslin, painted with acrylics and "aged" with sandpaper and a coffee/cinnamon/cocoa powder stain. His "friends" include a snake, a mouse (looking warily up at the snake) and a spider.


I'm starting another of Donna's fun Halloween prims today... this time, for OUR house. :)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I can't get over how adorable he is! you are awesome!!!!

Kim said...

WOW! You are so talented! I'm envious of you... I can barely draw stick people!

Mary said...

Kim's right! The skeleton is very cool. I love his sorta-grin and his feet!

Moonchild said...

OMG, Patti, he's PERFECT!!! I LOVE IT. You've done a WONDERFUL JOB. :)
You should send me the picture along with your name, site link, etc...
and let me put him on my Website under 'Customer Recognition'. YOU dear lady, deserve it!!!!!!!
:)
I'm tickled pink over here!
Donna

Laurel said...

You ROCK!

Nicole Peterson said...

Wow!! I really love both of the skeleton dolls you've got posted on here - they're both adorable! Definitely some of my favorites out of all of the amazing dolls you've made that you have posted on here.

Patti said...

Thanks, Nicole... I'll have to make you one.:)