Bright Day of the Dead Pumpkin

Bright Day of the Dead Pumpkin

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 1st 2014

Brighten Halloween décor with this bright and shimmery Day of the Dead pumpkin


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #6 flat brush
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • rhinestones
    • 6" foam pumpkin



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. With a 3/4" flat brush, paint the entire pumpkin Warm White.
    2. Trace and transfer the design to the pumpkin with a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers.
    3. Use a #6 flat brush with Vivid Violet to fill in the flower petals on eyes and the design on the chin.
    4. Use a #6 flat brush and Saffron Yellow to fill in the centers of the eyes and of the flowers on the sides of the head.
    5. Paint flower petals on the sides of the head and nose with Tuscan Red and a #6 flat brush. Add a small amount of Lamp Black as you go up the nose and around the edges of the flower petals.
    6. Use a #6 flat brush and Indian Turquoise to outline the skull head, lines in the eyes, and teeth. Add a little Warm White to blend the teeth in the middle.
    7. Use a #3 round brush with Citron Green to outline the spider web and swirls on the cheeks.
    8. With #6 flat brush, go over Tuscan Red with Sizzling Red; Saffron Yellow with Gold Glitz; Citron Green with Limelight; and all other colors used with Ice Crystal.
    9. Use a #3 round brush and Lamp Black to add swirls by the mouth and outline the eyes, flowers, spider web, nose, teeth, and outer skull.
    10. Add rhinestones to the eyes with hot glue.


    Skull Pattern