In this Instructable we are going to be showing you how to paint a pumpkin featuring all 7 seasons of American Horror Story.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
-Red, black, yellow and white acrylic paint
- Pen or pencil
- Fine black Sharpie
Step 2: Divide Your Pumpkin Into 4 Sections.
Take a sharpie or ink pen and divide your pumpkin into 4 equal sections.
Step 3: Paint Your Background.
Take your choice of paint colors and paint a base layer for the background. For ours, we alternated black and white except for season 1 and 4.
Step 4: Outline Each Picture Lightly.
This step is optional. If you feel that outlines are unnecessary, skip to step 4.
We chose a drawing that was simple, yet clearly represented each season:
1(Murder House)- Leather Man
2(Asylum)- Black bleeding eyes
4(Freak Show)- Tent stripes
Step 5: Murder House
For this step, we did a red background and then painted the famous black leather man from season 1.
Step 6: Asylum
After your white background has dried, take a small paintbrush and fill in the eyes. Now take a smaller brush if you have it and make small "tear" like strokes downward until you get the look you desire.
Step 7: Coven
Start by outlining your snake in white paint, and then fill the entire body. After the white paint has completely dried, take a fine tip sharpie or pen and draw a few scales here-and-there to add a little extra detail, as well as drawing the mouth and eye.
Step 8: Freak Show
Take a small paintbrush and paint red and white stripes to resemble the circus tent. After this dries, take another brush and paint the title. You can also use a sharpie for this if you don't seem to find a paintbrush small enough. It may help to look up a photo of this to get the font correct.
Step 9: Hotel
Start by painting your lips with red paint and a small brush. Now take a clean brush and paint the teeth white, as well as outlining them with black paint. Now take yellow paint and another clean brush and paint the key.
Step 10: Roanoke
For this step we found a toothpick to work best in place of a paintbrush. Take your red paint and paint the "?6" Symbol. This one might be handy to find a reference picture for!
Step 11: Cult
For this one, we took white paint and painted a hexagon for a base. After this dried, we painted over it lightly in yellow. Now take a pen or sharpie and fill it in with smaller hexagons to resemble a honeycomb.
Step 12: Enjoy Your Artwork.
These pumpkins are great for display, and look great anywhere in your home!
Participated in the
Halloween Contest 2017