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Our Halloween Children collage allows these kids to walk in the spooky woods!
Will they get treats or be tricked? 

As a kid were there spooky woods near your house?  There was near mine, in the daylight we would play and have a great time, but at night, well, that was a different story.   To walk home alone from a friends house could be a frightening time.  Noises and shapes in the shadows made it a quick trip for sure!

 I coated my substrate with Gesso


Aspen Trees stencil by Victoria Case  makes for a splendid background.  In the finished piece I did a background of Orange Slice heavy body acrylic with the overlay of Kale Smoothie. (green+orange=brown).
The torn corrugated was randomly coated with TCW Kale Smoothie acrylic and another random application of Quinactridone interference.  (see the glow from the quinactridone)
I fancy cut the Halloween Children printable (collage number 3095) images and applied them with PPA glue, fast drying and a firm hold!  I also colorized the boy's socks, hat and face with my fingers and watery paints.


Supplies used;
Crafters Workshop Aspen Trees
Gesso
Printable Collage #3095 Halloween Children
Chip Brush
PPA Glue
Palette Knives
TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paints




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