- A plaster skull (or Witch’s cauldron, Frankenstein’s monster, or a haunted house! They have all of these at my local store)
- black acrylic paint
- metallic gold paint (I use Elegant Finish Metallic Paint in Glorious Gold)
- paint brushes, a stiff one and a soft one
- optional: Crayola Model Magic in white *see below*
There isn’t any sanding, priming or prepping of any kind in this project for the skull. For the cauldron, I had superficial issues with the finger nails.
The original hands looked like man hands.
I wanted a witch holding a cauldron, not a dude holding a pot.
I wanted the nails longer, more like claws. So I grabbed my Crayola Model Magic and added longer fingernails.
Have you ever had your nails done? Making witch fingernails means you’re kind of like a manicurist for the creepy.
When I was making my werewolf mount, I was basically a monster dentist. I should add that to my resume.
If you aren’t as nit picky as I am, let’s continue:
If you end up adding fingernails or other parts with model magic, you’ll need to let it dry overnight.
Next, you’re simply going to paint the entire thing black with your stiffer brush. Shove the brush into every nook and cranny.
You want it to look kind of dirty, like you just dug it out of your backyard. Let’s pretend it’s made out of real gold and your ancestors hid it hundreds of years ago in the ground and left it for you to discover!
You’ll get the hang of the brush strokes, I promise!