Creep Up A Skull3:34 PM
I've been looking for a skull for a while, and found one at Dollar Tree.
It looked cheap, obviously being from the dollar store, but I thought I could improve the lame skull into something better. The worst was the mouth, just a single black swipe of paint across the mouth--looked pretty crappy.
So here's the difference:
The first thing I did was paint the back of the mouth and nose holes black with acrylic craft paint.
Then the teeth cream.
I found that I had metallic gold paint, so thought a few gold teeth would make this look like a pirate skull.
Next I used brown paint to add skull sutures. Just squiggly lines on the skull where bones fuse.
Then I tried to add brown dimension with watered paint, but it didn't work.
So to shade the skull, I used brown shoe polish and a stipple brush to make the skull look more dimensional.
I thought it looked a lot better than the plain plastic.