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Under My Spell... Canvas

October is a month filled with SPOOKTACUL-ART fun! AlteredPages is partnering with Art Anthology, you won't want to miss all the projects created by our fantastic team using the exquisite Art Anthology paints, along with assorted Altered Pages products!

October also brings our sponsorship for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop... You can count down with us right here to that frightful night... HALLOWEEN! Get ready for a month full of ghouls, goblins and much more!!!!

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We will also be providing 3 prize sets for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days Hop including collages, tags, stamps and inkpads! Follow along (see links on sidebar) for fun viewing of wonderful Art. Learn more about the hop HERE!

Thanks from the Team at 

31 Days of Halloween - DAY 1

You're getting sleepy....
very sleepy and soon you'll be under my spell!  

I had such fun making this creepy Halloween canvas... it's like a bad dream and a B rated horror flick combined - LOL!!  Don't stare at him too long or you might just fall under his spell!

And here's how it was created....

Supplies Used:
Art Anthology Big Dip O' Ruby Dimensional Paint, Embedibles, Swirl Stencil

Altered Pages - Pan Pastels, Canvas Art Board, StazOn Ink, Aleene's Tacky Glue

Have a spooky day!

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