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Along Came A Spider Pumpkin

Make Halloween more fun and step outside the traditional carved pumpkin box.


Americana Acrylics

DAO1 - Snow (Titanium) White

DAO34 - Lavender

DAO67 - Lamp (Ebony) Black

DA159 - Cherry Red

DA235 - Citron Green

Multi-Purpose Sealer DS17 -

Americana Matte SpraySpray Sealer DAS13

Americana Brush DBL1000-B - Liner #0

1" flat brush

1/2" flat brush

Water container

Palette or plastic plate

Paper towels

Tracing and transfer paper

Tall, skinny pumpkin


Preparation: Wipe pumpkin with soft, dampened cloth or paper towels and allow to dry completely. (If pumpkin is exceptionally dirty, rinse with garden hose. Scrub gently; do not bruise or puncture skin.)

Use 1" flat brush and Multi-Purpose Sealer to coat pumpkin. Let dry.

Trace and gently transfer pattern.

Use 1/2" flat brush to paint spider eyes Snow White; irises,Cherry Red; and body and legs, Lavender. Let dry. Once dry, outline spider, add wispy hair strokes, and dot eyes with Lamp Black.

Use 1/2" flat brush to paint eye pupil and mouth, Lamp Black; irises, Citron Green; remainder of eye, Snow White; nose, Cherry Red. Let dry.

Using liner brush to outline all facial features (with exception of mouth) Lamp Black. Outline mouth and paint highlights in eyes with Snow White.

Lightly mist entire pumpkin with Americana Matte Spray. Repeat, if desired, allowing to dry between coats.

Click on Puppy Pumpkin for a delightful companion pumpkin for your front porch.

This craft reprinted courtesy of DecoArt.com.

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