How to Halloween Grungy Skull

by Michelle Duffy

Happy Grungy Halloween with Art Anthology!


  • Art Anthology Poppy
  • Art Anthology Tuxedo
  • Art Anthology Kona
  • Art Anthology MVM Diamond Grunge Stencil
  • Large circle frame by Art Parts Studio 490
  • Creative Embellishments Grunge Gear Corner
  • Creative Embellishments Steampunk Skull with Wings
  • Background paper Tim Holtz mini #93303
  • Glossy Accents
  • Stickles Gold
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold stamp pad
  • Versamark
  • Black and orange glitter
  • Liquitex light modeling paste
  • Aleene's Clear Tacky Glue
  • Heat gun
  • UTEE - Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
  • Tim Holtz round metal 31 tag
  • 3/8 drill bit and drill
  • white or black gesso
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Hey there and welcome , one of my favorite times of the year is upon us, Halloween! and I am super excited to do this Grungy Halloween guy, so let's get started...

    Step 2

    We will be using the large circle frame, two small sample bottles for essential oils, we will use the tops of the bottles for our steampunk goggles, and a metal 31 tag.

    Step 3

    Gesso all the chipboard.

    Step 4

    Black gesso can also be used in place of the white.

    Step 5

    Cut out the scrap paper to the size of the back of the large circle frame.

    Step 6

    Drill out the top of the bottle caps, sand down the cap to remove any stray parts, then paint with Art Anthology Kona, once that is dry, flip caps over top down and fill with Glossy Accents

    Step 7

    Using the Galaxy Gold stamp pad, stamp all the gears on the grunge gear and skull, once dry, paint the chipboard with Art Anthology Poppy and Tuxedo, once dry, stamp with Versamark and apply UTEE.

    Step 8

    Apply heat to the UTEE, once the UTEE has melted, apply top hat Stickles Gold and steampunk goggles with Aleene's Tacky Glue

    Step 9

    Paint the front and back of each circle frame

    Step 10

    Mix modeling paste and AA Tuxedo together to apply through stencil.

    Step 11

    Apply mixed modeling paste through stencil with random spacing for more grungy effects.

    Step 12

    Once all pieces are dry, glue the scrap paper to the large circle frame back, and glue the open circle piece to the top.

    Step 13

    Time to assemble the project.

    Step 14

    Once the project is assembled, apply Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose area and add the black glitter.

    Step 15

    Some of your supplies, the UTEE is in a container for easier access for applying to your pieces.

    Step 16

    The end result, I really like using the UTEE with Art Anthology Paints, it really makes the colors pop and shows off all that shiny glitter!

    Step 17

    Don't forget to touch up those back pieces and any areas that may have been rubbed off during assembly.

    Step 18

    Thank you for watching, please visit for all the paints and even more beautiful projects!