Halloween DIY: Watchful Eyes

Darkness approaches…and the sharp eyes of the creatures of the night will be watching your every move! Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. created a creepy DIY with a little bit of artsy black magic for an eye-popping feast.

Watchful Eyes for Halloween | Creepy Eyeballs DIY by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

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How to Turn Styrofoam Balls into Creepy Eyeballs | DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Dixie cups are perfect as they can hold the eyeballs as you work on them and they also make a great drying stand. Paint all the balls you’d like to work on with the Ultra Spec Super White and use the Dixie cups to help you.

Once dry, decide which balls will be the cat’s eyes and which will be zombie eyes and follow the individual instructions below.

CAT EYES

Watchful Eyes Halloween DIY Decor | Creepy Eyeballs How-to by Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters

Use a pencil to LIGHTLY draw a cat-shaped eye onto the surface, the looser the better. Google ‘cat eyes’ and search in the Images section. You will see many different types of cat eyes come up. Use your favorite images as a guide for your watchful eyes.

Halloween Cat Eyes DIY | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Use the Black Glazing Cream Color to paint the pupil and background of the eyeball.

Cat Eye How-to DIY for Halloween | Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Letting each layer dry fully, paint two coats of the Apple Green Metallic Paint in the iris, the colored part of the eye. Let dry and add any finishing details you see in your preferred images with a black marker.

Watchful Eyes | Styrofoam Balls to Creepy Eyeballs How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

ZOMBIE EYES

Creating Watchful Zombie Eyes for Halloween | Creepy Eyeballs DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Use a pencil to LIGHTLY draw a zombie eye onto the surface, the looser the better. Use your favorite images as a guide. Google ‘zombie eyes’ and search in the Images section. You will see many different types of zombie eyes come up. Use your favorite images as a guide for your watchful eyes.

Creepy Eyeballs Halloween Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

Brush a mixture of 1 part Tobacco Brown Glazing Cream Color with 3 parts Water onto the back part of the eyeball using a random motion. Let this dry thoroughly. Use a black marker if you’d like to outline some of the separate areas to help guide your colors. Paint the Platinum Metallic Paint in the iris, the colored part of the eye.

Adding Eye Details | Watchful Eyes Halloween DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Once you are satisfied with the depth of your colors, use a black marker to add finishing details and fill in the pupil. Use your preferred zombie eye images as a guide to add colors and/or design to taste.

Darkness Approaches! Watchful Eyes follow you for a spooky Halloween DIY! Turn Styrofoam Balls to Creepy Eyeballs in a How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

The Watchful Eyes Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Halloween DIY: Studded Harlequin Pumpkin

Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct styles just for you. This second pumpkin has a whimsical metallic harlequin design that casts a hauntingly fun spell. We think it’s boo-tiful!

Metallic Studded Pumpkin DIY | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Elegant Halloween Home Decor

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Studded Harlequin Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Before Pic | Modern Masters How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkins | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin DIY | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin DIY How-to | Modern Masters Tutorial with Metallic Paints | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Using a 2″ brush, prime the pumpkin completely with a bonding acrylic primer. Once dry, paint the pumpkin and the stem with several coats of Black Pearl Metallic Paint until you have opaque coverage. Let dry.

Getting Ready to Stencil a Harlequin Pattern on a Halloween Pumpkin | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Studded Metallic Harlequin Pumpkin DIY | Halloween How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Studded and Metallic Harlequin Pumpkin How-to | Step-by-Step Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Position the stencil on the pumpkin in a pleasing fashion. Use delicate painters tape to attach the bottom and top of the stencil to the pumpkin. Dip the stencil brush in the Sashay Red Metallic Paint and dab onto a paper towel to remove excess paint. The stencil brush should be mostly dry with no dripping paint on it as this will keep the Sashay Red Metallic Paint from seeping under the stencil. Next, stencil on the Sashay Red using a pouncing or stippling motion, pressing the stencil against the surface as you move down the surface. Let dry. Be sure to paint the stem the same Sashay Red for a punch of contrast!

Adding the Studs to the Studded Harlequin Pumpking | Metallic DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Studded Metallic Harlequin Pumpking | DIY Halloween Pumpkin Ideas and Inspiration | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters Blog

Using the hot glue gun and glue sticks, place a small bead of glue (about the size of a pencil eraser) in the recess of the pumpkin. Apply the bead while the glue is still hot and hold until it holds itself. Continue the process within every recess until complete. Voilá!

Studded Harlequin Pumpking DIY | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkin Decor Ideas | DIY Tutorials on the Modern Masters Blog by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Here are the three Halloween Pumpkin decor ideas! Click on over to the Metallic Crackle Pumpkin for the how-to and the Chained Pumpkin DIY for the other two recipes!

The Studded Harlequin Pumpkin Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Halloween DIY: Metallic Crackle Pumpkin

Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct style just for you. This first pumpkin is created full of crackles and fissures with an elegant, shimmery spin. Don’t let this DIY slip through the cracks!

Metallic Crackled Pumpking | Halloween Decor and DIY Ideas | How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

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Metallic Crackle Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Supplies | Modern Masters Matte Metallic Paint and Crackle for Latex | How to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Metallic Crackle Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Applying the Crackle size | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Halloween Pumpkin Ideas and Inspiration

Using a damp sea sponge that has wrung out, dab on two medium to heavy layers of Crackle for Latex Paint onto the black pumpkin, leaving some of the recessed areas of the pumpkin untouched. Start first with the top half and do the bottom next. Let dry 30 minutes between layers.

Matte Metallic Crackle Pumpkins | Halloween Decor Ideas | DIY Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters

Halloween Metallic Crackle Pumpkin | Halloween DIY Decor | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

When the second layer is dry, apply a heavy layer of the Platinum/Silver Matte Metallic Paint to the bottom half of the surface where the Crackle for Latex Paint has been applied. Let completely dry, about 2 hours.

Halloween Pumpkins with Metallics and Crackles! DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Matte Metallic Crackle Close-up on Halloween Pumpkin | DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Repeat the previous step on the top half of the pumpkin, meeting and blending in at the middle point. Wait a few hours to see the final crackle and you are done!

Metallic Crackle Pumpkin | Halloween DIY Decor Ideas | How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

DIY Metallic Halloween Pumpkins | Projects and How-to Tutorials by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Here’s a shot of the three Halloween Metallic Pumpkin DIYs. Head to the Studded Harlequin Pumpkin How-to if you love the look and the Chained Pumpkin DIY to grab the other two how-to recipes!

The Metallic Crackle Pumpkin Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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