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Halloween Spook Tree

By: Crafts by Amanda
October 16, 2013

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Halloween Spook Tree
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Looking for that last little something to dress up your Halloween mantle? Or maybe you need a piece of art for your entryway that says “spooky”? With a tree stencil, a piece of wood and some paint, I’ll show you how easy it is to make this spooky tree painting for Halloween!

Items needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - True Red
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Yellow Light
  • 12x12 Canvas or Plywood
  • Cosmetic Sponges
  • Paper Plates


Instruction #1 - halloween spooky tree product
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I had the best luck. I just happened to have several pieces of cut plywood that fit this stencil perfectly leftover from another project.

Instruction #2 - halloween spooky tree step 1
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The very first step is to paint the board completely with Lamp Black and let it dry. When it’s dry, position the stencil in place, I held my edges down with masking tape. Use the cosmetic sponge to apply True Red to the bottom section of the stencil.

Instruction #3 - halloween spooky tree step 279
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Gradually I changed from True Red to Tangelo Orange, never once cleaning my sponge or changing to a new one. Doing so allows the paint to mingle for a more natural color transition on your finished work.

Instruction #4 - halloween spooky tree step 3
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I kept working my way up the board, finishing at the top with Yellow Light.

That’s it! Well, almost. Remove your stencil and let your painting dry. Finish it off with a couple coats of Americana acrylic sealer; I used matte finish.

Instruction #5 - halloween spooky tree step 4
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Display on your mantel or on a shelf for a fun and spooky addition to your Halloween décor!

Instruction #6 - halloween spooky tree 1
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Be sure to visit Crafts by Amanda  for more projects and to learn more about Amanda.


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