was my first Halloween scene, completed when my two oldest
grandsons, now handsome young men in their 20s, were small.
I recall, this was the first Chrysnbon kit that I put
together. Nowadays I would load it more fully and it probably
wouldn't look nearly so clean. I mean, how many witches do I know who actually dust their furniture?
Wonder what happened to
that other knob?
witch whom I called Velda is a Wilton cake ornament. She was holding a broom
in her hands, which I removed. I liked this look better,
as if she's rubbing her hands together with delight at
entertaining the trick-or-treaters. I don't think I did
anything else to her. If I were to do it now, I would
use a dirty water wash to tone down the shine and perhaps
repaint her black hat and dress.
notice now that a jug has gotten tipped over at some point
over the years (the blob of wax that was supposed to hold
little Dracula and Frankenstein trick or treaters representing
my grandsons were inexpensive plastic figures.
This is Velda's potions cart. See Michael's Hutches Tutorial for making a cart like this. That tiny witch beside it is one of the witch's distant cousins, who drank the shrinking potion by mistake.