Verdict: This took more effort than the other methods, but it yielded the best browning and melting. I was concerned that the hair was burnt, but it wasn't. It tasted like the sugar on top of creme brulee and was nice and crackly. Yum! I think if I'd used white candy melts to attach the eyeballs, it wouldn't be as obvious that they're drooping in the finished Dracula. Next time. 7/10
- cardstock (light green, cream)
- microtip scissors
- colored pencils
- craft glue
Witch Hand with a Spiderweb Manicure
Candy Corn Character
Which do you prefer, A or B? What do you prefer about it?
Oval Faux-Framed Calavera for Dia de Los Muertos
Use a white colored pencil to lightly sketch the outline of a skull on the black chipboard. Add two large eye sockets, a nose, and a mouth.
Position the oval template over your calavera and lightly trace a cutting line. I used the largest oval on the template.
Using my colored pencils (particularly the white) on black was a fun experiment. It was a departure from my other Dia de Los Muertos crafts, which are all black (and other colors) on white. I'm definitely going to be experimenting with this again.
I tried two new things with this coloring project. First, I colored in the whole image very lightly to work out my colors. Previously I would have fully colored and burnished one flower at a time. I liked having the whole color scheme mapped out.