Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Zombie Art

This year for Halloween, I wanted to bring some zombies into my home, without all the gore. This diy Zombie silhouette art was just the way to do it!

There were three things I wanted with this project:

1) Custom muted colors. 
2) Inexpensive and Easy to create. 
3) Customizable size and scale to fit my front room. 

I LOVE how it turned out!

For this project, you will need:

Scissors, Paper, Pencil, Craft Paint, Paint Brushes, Toothpicks

A piece of foam board. I got mine from Hobby Lobby. It was $2.50. I am sure you could use dollar store foam board also, but this seemed a little higher quality, and worth the extra $1.50.

Zombie clipart. THIS BOY SET & THIS GIRL SET. I bought both, for a grand total of $3 on Etsy.

Follow the instructions in THIS TUTORIAL, but put one zombie per page, using the previous one to size the next, like this:

I cut the heads off the dad and mom, knowing that I could draw them bigger later.

I printed each page, and took it on a road trip this weekend. I had lots of hours in the minivan, so I got to work cutting! We went to St George to stay with #HunkyMrB's brother and family. It was a blast!

Okay, back to zombie art...

After you cut the pieces out, place them on your foam board the way you want them spaced. I liked them kind of crammed close together. I ended up flipping some of the pieces after I set them down, because it looked better that way.

Outline each piece, adding a bigger head if needed. I felt like the girl heads looked way bigger than the boy noggins. Head - Pants - Now!!! So I made the boy noggins a little bigger. Please forgive the nighttime cell phone photo.

Then, paint around the silhouette in the color of your choice. I mixed my own grey. A little tip... use a toothpick dipped in paint, to get into the small areas. I put lots of paint on at the end, and felt like that made the foam board curl a little bit,  but I kind of like that anyway. It is Halloween, and they are Zombies, after all...

 Now that you have seen my Zombie art, would you like a closer look at the rest of the spooky decor?

This is the glass skull I got at TJ Maxx, and put succulents in.

I am loving my coffee table. I kept the basic idea from THIS POST, and just tweaked it a little.

Noticed I brought in some darker books?

Love the Dracula Book, and tiny pumpkin as a nod to October. I also LOVE that I am still keeping the gold. Love the gold!

I still use geodes whenever I can include them in a space! Here's a top view.

I love decorating in the fall, and am so happy to bring grey into my Halloween decor this year!

Thanks for stopping by! Now go make your own family into Zombies!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


1 comment:

Bethany said...

Wahoo! I'm famous! I made it to the blog! :-) All your Halloween decor turned out so fun and it was so fun to watch you on studio 5! Great job! I love those foam dolls so much that I am going to have to make some now. That was a great tutorial for pic monkey too. I have thought about paying the extra fee but wasn't sure it would be worth it so it's nice to know it was worth it for you and to see what you can do with it. Thanks again for the cute Halloween picture and for the decorating help. My home seems like so much more fun now! :)

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