Dark painted pumpkin with spiderweb

Spider Pumpkin

Dark painted pumpkin with spiderweb

I decided to make a fun and spooky decoration for the Halloween season! I wanted it to be very dark but a bit sparkly at the same time. I created this dark and alluring look using these products:


Pumpkin #80848

Americana Acrylic – Lamp (Ebony) Black #13067

Dazzling Metallics – Black Pearl Dazzling Metallic #14085

Americana Acrylic – Graphite #13161

Dazzling Metallics – Zinc Dazzling Metallic #14220

Glamour Dust Glitter Paint – Silver Bling Glamour Dust Glitter Paint 2 oz #13591

DecoArt Media Liquid Glass #87406

Deerfoot size 3/4″ (from set #20167)

Midliner size 10/0 (from set #20171)

Liner size 10/0 #20145


I began painting by focusing on the areas with light gray. I used a mixture of Graphite and Silver Bling, then blended outward adding a mixture of Graphite and Zinc, and continued outward by adding a mixture of Lamp (Ebony) Black and Black Pearl. I chose to use a Deerfoot brush for all of the blend work, but you can use whatever you want. After creating the gradient areas of gray to black I covered the rest of the pumpkin with a mixture of Lamp (Ebony) Black and Black Pearl. Using this same mixture I used a Midliner and Liner brush to create the spiderwebs and the spider.

To finish the piece, I added little drops of Liquid Glass so that the spiderwebs looked like they were covered in dewdrops after its rained. To protect your finished pumpkin you can use a sealer. Note: If you want the dew drops to really stand out use a matte sealer first all over the pumpkin before you add them.

This project was really fun and now I have an awesome pumpkin to put on my porch every year that won’t go bad!

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