Design Team Member, Keri Sallee, here!
Today, I am so excited to share with you my newest project for The Crafter’s Workshop!
Recently, I have become OBSESSED with a show on Spike TV called Ink Masters, where fellow tattoo artist battle it out to win $100,000. One of my favorite episodes is when they all had to tattoo Sugar Skulls.
If you’re not familiar with what a Sugar Skull is…it is a decorative skull that is used in a Spanish day of remembrance called El Dia Del Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. It is a time for the people of the Spanish culture to remember those who have passed on.
Sugar Skulls are known for their symmetry and ornate designs.
Here is my take on a Sugar Skull:
For this project, I used 3 stencils:
I used both the 12×12 and the 6×6 of “Daisy Buzz” and “Elegant Motif.”
I also used the Spiderweb Fragment:
I made this video tutorial to take you step by step through the process!
Here are a few closeups:
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it inspires you to try something new!!!
TCW Design Team and Certified Educator