Ice Cream Skull Design by Kellie Burrus

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ice cream! What a yummy treat that so many of us enjoy regularly. 

In honor of National Ice Cream day, July 21st- I have decided to paint my version of an Ice Cream Skull. I hope you all enjoy!

Step 1: Load a small round brush with a wax based white paint and sketch out the shape of your skull with drippy edges. 

Step 2: Load a medium or large round brush with a pink and fill in a top layer of “Ice Cream” at the top half of the skull being sure to include melting drips coming down into the next layer. Load another round brush with a teal color and fill in the second/bottom layer of your skull (again, be sure to include melting drips).

Step 3: Repeat the above steps down the neck and across the shoulders.

Step 4: Load a medium round brush with a wax based white paint and add soft highlights around the bottoms of the eye sockets, nose, and teeth. Load a sponge with the same white paint and stipple highlights onto the drips, cheek bones and brow bones.

Step 5: Reload a medium round brush with a teal color again and fill in the eye sockets and nose.

Step 6: Load a medium round brush with black StarBlend and shade the outer, inside edges of the eye sockets and nose. Shade around areas of the design where a shadow may fall if the light source were coming from above your models head.

Step 7: Load a medium round brush and and fill in the hollows of the cheek areas with a dark brown. Load a small round brush with a wax based black and line the models eyes, add dark dashes between the teeth and outline the design. Try to be careful to vary your line weight- heavier lines where shadow is and lighter/thinner lines where there is less shadow.

Step 8: Get an ice cream cone that has a large open space at the top where you can write on. Slice the cone vertically and paint on the words “EAT ME” in a shade lighter than the cone. Load a small round brush with a dark brown and holding the cone upside down, add shading where the darker parts would fall if the light source were coming from the top of your model. Apply Pros-Aide adhesiveto the area on the forehead above the models left eye and allow to dry for a moment until it is tacky. Once the glue is tacky, gently press the cone to the models forehead.  Add pink to the lips.

Step 9: Use your glitter applicator or finger to apply Amerikan Body Art Glitter Creme between the eyebrows, on the cheeks, on the ice cream drips, lips and anywhere else you think the glitter would be necessary for a sprinkles effect- and your design is done!

Materials used:

-Loew-cornell round #2 

-Loew-cornell round #5

-Pink Sponge

-Diamond FX White Face Paint 

-Kryvaline Neon Pink 

-FAB Blue Deep Ocean 

-Diamond FX Black 

-Mehron StarBlend Black 

-Diamond FX Dark Brown 

-Diamond FX Skins Pallet 

 -Glitter Applicator 

-Amerikan Body Art Glitter Creme 

-Pros-Aide Adhesive 



Kellie Burrus is an all around artist who has been painting skin for six years now. She is the owner and operator of her company, Fabulous Faces by Kellie LLC, based in Long Island, New York.

Since her journey into face and body art Kellie has won several face painting contests and has been featured in face and body painting magazines.

Below are some links to Kellies social media pages that you may wish to check out and follow!