Every year since I wrote The Big Ass Book of Crafts in 2007 (published in 2008) I have made a sugar skull plate. Some were decoupaged, some were painted and several were both. Oddly, it's never really around Day of the Dead. I make them when it strikes my fancy. This year is no exception since Mother's Day was just last week. These look much more difficult to make than they actually are. If you can trace and hold a paintbrush, you're good as gold! The best part is that you can actually eat off of them because the design is on the underside. Remember to make art, decorate dishes and always Make Your Mark!
All plates look better on a charger!
Nothing says eat this like a skull on a plate!
Watch how to make them here!
STUFF I USED
99c Store Glass Plates
1. Cut out the image and tape it face down on the front of the plate so that you can see it through the glass on the bottom of the plate
2. Clean the back of the plate with rubbing alcohol
3. Trace over the sugar skull with a white DecoArt Glass Paint Marker
4. Cut out the floral wreath pattern and tape it to the front of the plate so that you can see it on the back of the plate
5. Trace the pattern around the skull with the white Glass Paint Marker
6. Follow the instructions for curing and baking
*You must back the white Glass Paint Marker Design on the plate before the next steps or it will rub off of the plate when you apply the last coat of paint
7. OPTIONAL: Paint the rim of the plate with a metallic gold paint marker
8. Paint the back of the plate with 2 coats of Americana Gloss Enamels and let dry
9. Follow the instructions for curing and baking
Now set that skull chic table!
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