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: Rusted Glass Candles

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky had a Halloween DIY idea – a crazy cool mad laboratory project that requires the alchemic knowledge of turning glass into rust! Ready for the spooker-ific tutorial that’ll leave your frightful guests spellbound? Read on!

Rusted Glass Candles DIY | Halloween How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

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Rusted Glass Candles Halloween DIY | Before | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Halloween DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metal Effects | How-to Tutorial

Prime the glass bottles with a primer suitable for glass. Once dry, brush on two coats of the Metal Effects primer. Allow to dry 12 hours.

Rusted Glass Candles Halloween DIY | Brushing on the Iron Reactive Paint | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Brush on two coats of the Iron Reactive Paint, allowing 30 minutes to dry in between coats. Let dry.

Halloween Rusted Glass Candles DIY | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metal Effects

Halloween Rusted Glass Candles DIY | The Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Patina Activating | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Spray the Rust Activator on the piece. You may prefer to wear gloves for this step. After 5 minutes, spray a second coat of the Rust Activator. Let the rust happen!

Rusted and Stenciled Glass Candles | Halloween Decor Ideas and Inspiration | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Royal Design Studio Stencils

Stencilng the Rust Glass Candles | Spooky Halloween Ideas | Modern Masters Metal Effects | How to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Once rusted, tape the stencil lightly to the surface or hold with one hand. Using the small stencil brush, apply the Pewter Metallic Paint. Dip the tips of the stencil brush into the paint and offload any excess paint onto the paper towels. Use a swirling motion to stencil.

Halloween Decor Ideas | Rusted Candles with Modern Masters Metal Effects | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Halloween Rusted Candles How-to | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Spooky Halloween Decor Ideas

Affix a candle to the top and light it for a while to allow creepy cool drips to occur. Voilá!

The Modern Masters Rusted Candles Halloween DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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