When I saw this glass skull at Michaels, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to etch it!
I coated the outside of the skull with etchall® etching crème.
Skull coated with etchall® etching crème
Here is the skull after etching. It's now ready to paint. Etching gives the glass a "tooth", a rough surface that makes it easy to paint.
At first, my thought was to paint it with some brown stain to make it look like a very old skull. I still like that idea. My second idea was to paint it as a sugar skull with bright, colorful motifs. That sounded more interesting.
To start, I painted it with white acrylic paint. The first coat I put on with brush strokes. Then, I went over it with a soft brush pouncing to cover the brush strokes.
Here's how it looked at this stage:
Add a few bright flowers like marigolds or zinnias for a bright and festive decoration.
|Etched Glass Sugar Skull|
The acrylic paint I used to accent the skull is from DecoArt®