I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the stone circle to a 2" black-primed fender washer, and the Demi-Lich to a 1" black-primed fender washer, both with Aleene's Tacky glue. I glued the Demi-Lich's washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's White Glue. The 2" washer was big enough to just hand hold.
I then painted the knife, the metal rings, and the plate the hot dog is on with Ceramcoat "Metallic Pewter. After everything had time to dry, I gave the entire piece a wash with GW "Badab Black" wash using a wet brush.
When the wash was dry, I worked on the highlights. I added highlights to the parchment with the "Light Antique White", and I highlighted the skulls and the candle with plain White. I added script to the parchment, and a wick to the candle, with Black. I also did some red highlight letters on the parchment with Folk Art "Deep Tomato Red". The black blob I highlighted with a little drybrush of Folk Art "Settler's Blue". The hot dog and the moss I highlighted with their base colors. The metal parts I highlighted with Folk Art "Silver Sterling". Lastly, I painted the whole base with GW "Khemri Brown".
I let the circle sit all day, and that evening I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I sprayed it with Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.
When the wash was dry, I highlighted the purple with the base "Apple Lavender". I then mixed in a little White with the "Apple Lavender" and did lighter highlights. I then highlighted the bones with White. I pained Apple Barrel "Yellow" eyes in the skull's sockets and gave them "Deep Tomato Red" pupils, and I painted the inside of the skull's mouth with Black. Lastly, I painted the whole base with GW "Khemri Brown".
I let the figure sit all day, and that evening I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I sprayed it with Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.