Well they did over at Haunted Design House!
HDH Challenge 167 - Emergency Embellishment - Pick your favourite embellishment, and use ONLY that embellishment on your
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.
SEW, ONTO THE DEETS
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".