Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Did Some One Say "Embellishement"?

Well they did over at Haunted Design House

HDH Challenge 167 - Emergency Embellishment - Pick your favourite embellishment, and use ONLY that embellishment on your project.

I choose the Button as my embellishment. 

I was 3/4's of the way done with the head and then realized that I may run out of buttons.  But I am one of those people who always put 2 instead of 1 in the "how many" column...just in case!  I searched high and low and yes, had one extra package stashed away.  

Embellie Skellie


I printed out the image from Skull-A-Day, found HERE.  Remember June 4th, Skull Appreciation Day!

Image is adhered to cardboard and then cut out.  I also cut out eyes and nose.

I saw an awesome tutorial at the Smeared and Smudged Forum for a technique called Sculptured Paper, using foil, paper towels, and Gesso.  This was done by the wonderful Tori Searcey. 

I wrapped my finished paper over the cut out card board.

I wanted to add some dimention to the forehead, so I stuffed some tissue paper in the top before closing.

I molded the sculpted paper around the cut eyes and nose.

Spritz was used on the head for the for green  base and black sploches.

I used a leatherman to break buttons up. 

Crystal Effects was used to glue all the buttons down everywhere.

Sticky strip is the adhesive I used to adhere the finished head to the Vellum card stock.  Which I then matted onto Old Olive and Basic Black. 
Matte also spritzed and finished project measures 8 1/2" 11".


  1. OMG!!!! You really go all out! Fabby technique for your skull and the whole button thing is totally amazing! Thanks for joining us again at HDH. WOW! xxD

  2. WoWza - that puts a whole new light on using buttons !!! Fabulous. :-)
    Thank you for playing along at Haunted Design House :-D
    IKE xx

  3. Wow what a lot of work and well worth it. Brilliant creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

  4. This is incredible! Love it!:)

  5. FAB creation and great use of the buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)