So, what do you do when you've got a piece of wood all ready to be carved into a Santa Claus, but you just can't get into the Christmas spirit? Why, change Santa into the Grim Reaper of course!
It's been a long time since I picked up a carving knife, too long actually. So, I felt a bit rusty when trying to transform Santa into this Halloween ghoul.
Carving the skeleton's face was the most challenging, but I had a ball adding the eye sockets, and what should have been his nose and mouth! His skull is several shades of gray and white. Then I added a subtle hint of green glitter to give him a real deathly look.
I knew I wanted more than just a black robe and spider webs did the trick. A touch of Harvest Orange to his robe and the colors came together.
The whole piece is about 7 inches tall.
Distress ink is one of my favorite mediums for giving something an aged look.
Back to the Funny Farm!