Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jess B's - Day of the Dead - Sugar Skulls

Hello Everyone 

Yesterday we had a huge rain storm and the power went out!
Enough said. lol

Today I wanted to share my
Hispanic culture with you

In November Mexico celebrates
Dia De Los Muertos
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead
(Spanish: Día de los Muertos)
 is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skullsmarigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztecfestival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world: In BrazilDia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

First roll out some Creative Paperclay® found this silicone skull ice tray
at the Dollar Tree.  I filled each cavity with Creative Paperclay® and bake according to the
My gave me a sugar skull coloring book and used that for reference
but of course you can go on the world wide web and find inspiration
I carefully designed my flowers and vines with used
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Sharpie Markers and Paint Pens


Small canvas
Sharpie Markers and Paints
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Mulberry Flowers
Puffy Paints - white pearl and gold


Do you LOVE Halloween and Creative Paperclay®?
Well this is the LINK UP Party for YOU

Just make a Halloween Paperclay Project and post it on our Link UP party on Oct 5th on our blog

You will post your project on your blog or somewhere on the internet and 
LINK it up to our blog post on OCT 5Th. 

project MUST use 
Creative Paperclay® and be a Halloween Theme.
There will be prizes...


Barbara Rankin said...

Jess, this is amazing. You did a wonderful job re-creating the skulls for the Day of the Dead. They look so realistic. I need to find one of those ice trays. LOL

Becky said...

I am making some of these today for my shrines! Thanks for sharing....loving it!