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Made especially for my Day of the Dead cemetery wedding
I bought these paper mache dolls in mexico around Dia de los Muertos. They were plain black and white, without clothing, jewelry or any color for that matter. I used acrylic paint with thin brushes to paint the faces, markers for finer details, scraps of fabric for the clothing and lace trims, feathers and a flower for the head pieces,then I put jewelry and rosaries on them and made them each a bouquet with flowers and feathers, like mine. Very easy to do just be careful painting the eyes and mouth. If you mess up, you can white acrylic paint it out. The small calaca is dressed like I was that beautiful wedding day. I posted a photo of how the bigger calaca looked on my altar

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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
That's beautiful, I'm actually working on a dia de los muertos themed doll so naturally I gravitated towards this. Very, very good job on this
clumeclo · St Louis, Missouri, US
Oh, they're lovely! I love Dia De Los Muertos themed art; if only we celebrated Day of the Dead in Missouri. Oh, well, at least we have Halloween.
Noelia Citialin
Noelia Citialin · Bakersfield, California, US · 7 projects
They are usually available around Dia de los Muertos so good luck. I believe there is a tutorial on how to make your own somewhere around here. Have fun in Mexico. My favorite country
PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · 20 projects
gorgeous! now im excited, im going down to mexico this summer, i really hope i run into some of these

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