Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sugar Skull Witch

I am having so much fun with this free stamp from the cover of Craft Stamper. I figured it would make a great little witch. 

I drew out a body and a hat.. and I stamped the skull on card that was first painted with Blush and Snowflake Fresco paint. 

I painted the neck, hand and thigh the same, and then mixed Elephant and Eggplant together to paint the dress and hat. Once dry I added shading with Pitt pens. 

I coloured the skull with Pitt pens and attached it to the body and hat. I stamped the bird from HPHW03, cut that out and glued it to her hand. 

I cut a piece of Watercolour paper down to size and painted it with a mix of Toffee and Buff, this gave me a nice neutral background. I used the circle from EEV02 and a mix of Snowflake and Haystack to create the moon, then I stamped and embossed the pumpkins from HPHW03 and the tree from EDY06. I used Black Glint WOW powder. 

Next I splattered the background using twinkling H20's, i used Bolivian Blue and Bamboo. Then I added a little gloss glaze onto the pumpkins, while this was still wet I sprinkled Light Brown and Gamboge Brusho powders onto the pumpkins. 

The bats are from HPHW04, these are stamped in black archival ink. 

To add a little shadow to the ground I mixed Slate with some Bamboo Twinkling H20. 

I painted some card with a mix of Elephant and Bolivian Blue H20, over this I stamped the skulls from HPHW03, these were cut out and glued along the bottom edge. 

Then I glued on the witch. 

Finally I added Graphite texture paste around the edges and added highlights here and there with a white posca pen. 

Darcy x


  1. Lol I love how you just "drew a body and a hat" lucky you with your drawing skills! She looks fab and I love the whole scene. xx

  2. What an imaginative creation, inspired by your free stamp! Your creations always amaze me!

  3. Wow! I love this, the witch looks wonderful.