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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art. I have regular giveaways of my art and lots of free tutorials. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary Event September 2012

Treat yourself this Halloween by joining me here at Artfully Musing where I’ll show you how to build a witches apothecary.  I've posted a series of free video tutorials where I walk you step by step through the process of creating your own apothecary.
 
I’m also excited to announce, that as part of this event I’ve created a series of apothecary collage sheets that are licensed exclusively to Alpha Stamps.  In addition, Alpha Stamps will be carrying most of the products I use and demonstrate in the videos.

In the tutorials I show you how to decorate an apothecary cabinet, alter bottles and tins, make books, and more.  Even if you don’t want to create an entire apothecary cabinet you might enjoy learning new techniques and altering a few bottles to add to your holiday decor.

I hope you’ll join in the fun and help me spread the word by grabbing the code below for the event badge!


CODE FOR THE APOTHECARY EVENT BADGE BELOW
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TUTORIAL #1 - ASSEMBLING & DECORATING THE CABINET
The first tutorial covers assembling and decorating the apothecary cabinet.  
TUTORIAL #2 - ALTERING BOTTLES & TINS
The second tutorial covers altering bottles and tins. 

TUTORIAL #3 - BOOKS COFFINS & CAULDRONS
The third tutorial covers making books, coffins and cauldrons.  

56 comments:

sugar Creek said...

Wow this looks like fun!

Beth said...

Newbie here and I love, love, love Halloween! I will be joining in the fun for sure!

cmoh said...

Oh Laura what a great idea! You know I will be there. Will you be posting a supplies list before hand? Or should I just stock up on everything I love?

Looking forward to this event
Caroline

Off to add the badge and tell a few people.

Theresa Goldman said...

Oh wow, Laura, this looks like fun. I would love to follow this tutorial....fun,fun, fun. Theresa

Debbie said...

I am so in!!! as Halloween is my favorite time of year. Can't wait, in the mean time I'll keep a watchful eye out at AS for those collage sheets.

Debbie

BLiSsAngELs said...

miss Laura i wouldn't miss it .. i taken the code and will post it on my blog hugs Wendy

artistamyjo said...

OMG......I'm so excited, this is just awesome!
I am spreading the word!
Hugs, Amy Jo

Victoria said...

Wow! Laura this looks like alot of fun! Thom puts an awsome outdoor display every year! I'm going to try my hand at one of these!!!!!!!
I've been wanting to do the inside of my house too! Can't wait!! I love Halloween!

Holly M said...

I absolutely cannot wait! I'm jumping up and down (glad you can't see that) and whooping with joy! Is it possible for you to offer a supply list ahead of time so we can stock up on the supplies needed to create along with you?

Anonymous said...

I just signed up to your blogs rss feed. Will you post more on this subject?

Jess said...

sounds like a lot of fun! will definitely join in the fun!

Lululiz said...

Laura, you are the best! A video tutorial by you to see how you create your amazing pieces is just too wonderful for words. I might have mentioned before that I would love to look over your shoulder, and now I will be able to. I am so excited!!! Not sure I will be able to start while we are still in France, I don't have many supplies here, but we are returning to England mid Sept., and I am so going to make sure this is the first thing I do! Thank you so much, I am sooooo excited already. Gimme a tissue to wipe the drool away, lol.

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks like super fun and congrats on having designed your own collection of collage sheets at Alpha Stamps! Will they be downloadable? Postage to the UK from the US makes ordering anything prohibitively expensive sadly....

Cynthia said...

Yipee! A FREE tutorial??? I am SO there. Love your work, and looking forward to this!

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

I am deinitely in on this one!! I love Halloween and decorate my entire house inside and outside. Please, do post a supply list ahead of time so we can stock up on supplies to join in on all the fun. Thank you so much for doing this Laura, you really are so thoughtful to share your talent with all of us. I just wish I had a Blog to help advertise this, but don't worry, I will spread the word to all my crafting friends.

Take care,
Diane

Redanne said...

Hi Laura, this is definitely something to look forward to and many congratulations on designing a collage sheets for Alpha Stamps!

Ally White Cat said...

Oh how darling..I have been purchasing the little bottles from alpha..
hugs,
susan s.

darla walden said...

Oh I very much want one of these and want to do the class. Where do I get the necessary information?

Tracey-anne McCartney said...

OOooo can't wait! :0) Posted badge x

BEX said...

Your stuff is always amazing and you share it so freely. Inspirational and I will definitely play along. I've linked to it on my blog too. Thank you for sharing your work. I wish I could be that good but you are certainly inspirational.

Healing Woman said...

I'm in! Can't wait. I have the perfect cabinet ready for transforming.

Birgit said...

Hi Laura,

I just added your button and link to the sidebar of my blog -- gotta spread the word! What a lovely event -- right up my alley. :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

Alex said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

I am SO In!!! this is going to be a blast!
hugs Lynn

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks to Lululiz I found your blog. I love it. So looking forward to the tutorial. xx

Angela said...

Can't wait to join in the fun and create my own apothecary! Your blog is wonderful and I look forward to visiting often!!

Angela
http://www.whimsyways.blogspot.com

TheMysticAsylum said...

Yes, I too will be joining in on the fun!!

TheMysticAsylum said...

Yes, I too will be joining in on the fun!!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

I just love how you have used my labels! FAB JOB! and I will be happy to host your badge :)
Inka
Altered Artifacts on etsy :)

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Thank you for the invite and visiting my blog!

I love what I see here :)

Victoria
Dark Squirrel Miniatures

Pumpkin Cottage said...

New here and I am glad I stopped on over! Look forward to visiting!

Aisha said...

I'm all over this. Halloween is my favorite season and I can't wait to make this and have it for my decorations!! thanks so much

Beckyface said...

Wow sounds like fun. Thanks in advance for the tutorial, can't wait.

BLockHEad said...

I'm looking forward to this :)

Rhissanna said...

I'll be watching this! Hubby so needs one of these for his Steampunk Study!

Paulette said...

Gees o pete, Laura, you're creating such cool things!
Count me in for the Apothocary.

Michele said...

very cool! i've added your badge to my blog. xo

dwaldenrn said...

I can't wait but am new to this. What exactly do we do with the event badge? I am so excited, Halloween has always a favorite time and then my birthday was November 1, it was a great time of year for me.

~Dawn’s Illusions~ said...

Sounds super fun. I can not wait. Thank you in advance for having such a great event!

CraftyeLadyeCreations said...

I cannot wait to start this project. I have it marked in my calendar.

Dawn said...

<3

Mina said...

This sounds like it will be so much fun! Thank you, Laura!

whatamberloves.com said...

I'm a WORDPRESS user, so the "add links" function on your post doesn't work for my blog. Boo. :( However, I was able to grab your badge and add it to my "shares" page to help spread the word! :D YaY!! I'm looking forward to this!! Your teaser posts are fascinating; I'm checking-in EVERYDAY! ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

Justagirlaz said...

I am so excited to have found your blog and cannot WAIT to participate! I have grabbed your event button to post on my blog.

Cindy said...

This is absolutely wonderful and you are a kind soul to take all the time and effort to make it available to everyone, I know I certainly appreciate it. I will be playing along and I will start gathering what I don't have right now. Thanks so much for the great tutorials. There are tutorials out there and then there are YOUR tutorials, the best!!

Cindy

Jan Hennings said...

sounds like lots of fun :)

BLockHEad said...

Good morning from sunny England! I'm awaiting my supplies from Alpha Stamps and can't wait to get going. I hope you don't mind if my work is improvised, I had to purchase before your list went up to make sure I would get my goodies in time.

Looking forward to the adventure :)

Dragonfly J said...

Yay I've got my PC fixed so I can play along now. Not sure I've got everything on the list but I'll guess I'll just wing it like I normally do and try to adapt the stuff I've got.

I've left you a blog award on my blog Witchery Grove if you would like it.
http://witcherygrove.blogspot.co.uk/

J x

Monica said...

I am so incredibly excited to play along. I've never done a tutorial piece like this but I can't wait to get started and see what I can create. I love your blog and all that you've created! And I seriously LOVE your apothecary shop and all the goodies!

Tolegranny said...

This is a fantastic project. I posted your code on my blog.
www.romancingtheartistwithin.blogspot.com

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness this is amazing, what a stunning creation. Looking forward to seeing the Apothocary coming to life in the Tutorials. Hazelxo

BLockHEad said...

Eeeeek, I don't have half of this stuff, but I'm busy slaving away on my box. So far I made it black! lol

Something Special said...

How much fun this will be. I like all the look and everything, but I also like the fact that we can make it our own too.

The Altered Paper said...

What a Amazing Creation!
I love your video tutorials, they are great! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,Tee

deb said...

Having been following this avidly! You always make me want to jump right in and play! Love the bottles! Have already started on a few! Thanks for the tutorials!

Pat said...

Oh, today is the 29th and I just discovered your site. I hope you will leave the tutorials for the apothecary cabinet on a little past Sept. Love your site.