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.
- Styrofoam Balls in various sizes from a craft store
- Green Apple Metallic Paint
- Platinum Metallic Paint
- Black Glazing Cream Color
- Tobacco Brown Glazing Cream Color
- Ultra Spec Super White by Benjamin Moore
- Small Artist Brushes, Black Marker and Pencil
- Dixie Cups
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.
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.
Use the Black Glazing Cream Color to paint the pupil and background of the eyeball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.