How to Do a Faux Scrimshaw Skull With Milagros C Rivera

Ambassador Milagros C Rivera takes you on an ancient journey to replicate the work of carvers in bone

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How to Do a Faux Scrimshaw Skull With Milagros C Rivera
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Paint your crown with vintage distress medium

Paint your crown with vintage distress medium

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Stamp a using a script design, cut and layer with distress medium

Stamp a using a script design, cut and layer with distress medium

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Leave your crown to dry, you can speed the process by using a heat gun

Leave your crown to dry, you can speed the process by using a heat gun

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Before and after

Before and after

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You can choose to add colors rubbing the crayon directly over your design too

You can choose to add colors rubbing the crayon directly over your design too

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I used the three different mediums to see the differences between them. As you can see the vintage is ready to go!

I used the three different mediums to see the differences between them. As you can see the vintage is ready to go!

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Begin your composition, the placement of pieces

Begin your composition, the placement of pieces

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Paint your wood and components with black heavy gesso

Paint your wood and components with black heavy gesso

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Carefully apply 3D gloss gel and drop several micro beads to create the illusion of a glass hour clock

Carefully apply 3D gloss gel and drop several micro beads to create the illusion of a glass hour clock

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I've created 2 separate time frames

I've created 2 separate time frames

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I'm exploring the possibility of creating a faux patina

I'm exploring the possibility of creating a faux patina

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I'm using distress crayons First coat of vintage photo being careful to rub over the raised design

I'm using distress crayons First coat of vintage photo being careful to rub over the raised design

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Second color

Second color

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Third color

Third color

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Do the same with your metal corners

Do the same with your metal corners

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Using crazy medium paint over your stencil

Using crazy medium paint over your stencil

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I used black modeling paste for the raised design

I used black modeling paste for the raised design

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Metal and die cuts grabbed the color I was going for!

Metal and die cuts grabbed the color I was going for!

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To see the completed project visit our website www.sandraevertson.com look for the Muse!

To see the completed project visit our website www.sandraevertson.com look for the Muse!

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