I made up a few shrines for Dias De Los Muritos using the MDF Shrines from Things to Alter. Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration of those who have passed on and families will get together to remember them. They create shrines with gifts and food left out for their dead relatives and that is where the sugar skulls come from as these are made out of sugar and given either to Children or left on alters.
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I used a stencil mask and White Modeling Paste to create the embossed background. I then painted over the top in bright colours using Crafters Acrylic.
I painted the flowers and sugar skull with white gesso before painting on the detail. Use gesso first to stop the paint soaking into the MDF
I then decorated the shrine with lots of flowers
I used gold Dazzling Metallic on the cross and coated it with gesso first
For this one i glued MDF flowers around the skull and decorated the frame with small resin flowers.
The last shrine is actually one of the coffin boxes that i painted up and added modeling paste to the lid.
I used Metallic Lustre to add color to the flowers and layered them up.
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