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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 as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
COMING SOON: TUNNEL BOOK VIDEO TUTORIAL

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary - TUTORIAL


It's time to wave your wands (or glue sticks) and start building your own potions and poisons apothecary.  Whether your style is cute, pretty, spooky, gothic, creepy and crawly; all takes on Halloween are welcome here!  This event is all about having fun with Halloween and creating something that you will enjoy displaying during this spooktacular season.  So turn on your favorite Halloween tunes and get your witchy grove on.
ASSEMBLING and DECORATING THE CABINET
This haunted journey starts with viewing the tutorial below which covers assembling and decorating an apothecary cabinet.  Once you finish the first video you'll want to continue on to the others which cover altering bottles and tins, making books, decorating coffins and cauldrons.  Whether you’re using the products I used or taking your own route, I hope you find some useful items in the videos.   
Video Tutorial #1– Assembling and Decorating the Apothecary Cabinet

Click hereto view and or download a PDF document with the tools list, supply list of the products I used from Alpha Stamps and the steps outlined in the tutorial.

FREE IMAGES
 Feel free to download the images below and use them in your art.
ALTERING BOTTLES & TINS

The haunted journey continues with viewing the second tutorial in the series which covers altering bottles and tins.  Whether you’re using the products I used or taking your own route, I hope you find some useful ideas and techniques in the video.  While watching the video you don’t need to worry about writing down supplies, measurements and steps as I’ve included them all in a PDF document (link is below) that you can download and or view.  When you’re done, be sure to read about the event giveaways and download the free images below.
  Video Tutorial #2– Altering Bottles and Tins
I’ve broken this tutorial into two pieces so be sure to watch them both.
Part One of Two

Part Two of Two

Click here to view and or download a PDF document with the tools list, supply list of the products I used from Alpha Stamps and the steps outlined in the tutorial.
FREE IMAGES
 Feel free to download the images below and use them in your art.

Witches Hat Template


BOOKS, COFFINS & CAULDRONS



The haunted journey continues with viewing the third tutorial in the series which covers creating books, decorating cauldrons and coffins.  You don’t need to be experienced in bookbinding to make the simple and fun books I’ll be demonstrating.  I’ll show you how to create accordion fold books, a book that opens up to reveal a miniature apothecary, a book made from matchboxes and more.  All the pieces are designed to fit inside the apothecary (of course you can put them on top or use them as general decor around the apothecary).
Whether you’re using the products I used or taking your own route, I hope you find some useful ideas and techniques in the video.  While watching the video you don’t need to worry about writing down supplies, measurements and steps as I’ve included them all in a PDF document (link is below) that you can download and or view.  When you’re done, be sure to read about the event giveaways.
Video Tutorial #3– Books, Coffins and Cauldrons

Click here to view and or download a PDF document with the tools list, supply list of the products I used from Alpha Stamps and the steps outlined in the tutorial.

HALLOWEEN MUSIC
Here is a link to a great online site for listening to Halloween music.  It’s Weirdsvile’s “The Silly Side of Halloween.  They play all the old favorites. 
From their site All year long we're playing the great Halloween comedy hits like Monster Mash (would you believe SIX versions?), Purple People Eater, Will Smith, Elvira, The Blob, Weird Al, and all the rest- along with some howlingly funny Halloween comedy bits! Lots of rare break in records!”.

19 comments:

johala6@yahoo. said...

Hello Laura!
Completly fantastic, crazy, funny!!!! genial!
Hugs and kisses

Daniele said...

omg wow another fabbie project jam packed with inspiration pieces
hugs and best wishes

The Sparkly Fairy said...

oh wow! Thanks for the tutorial - very exciting!

Sarah said...

Looking forward to this. It's going to be artfully bewitching!

VicR said...

I am sooo Excited for your tutorial event next month.
WOW, Lots of Cool details!
I Love Halloween :)
Your projects are The BEST

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura,

OMG I am so unbelievably excited about this. My body is literally tingling with exhilaration, anticipation, happiness, joy, glee, bliss and delight. Ecstasy does not even describe the feeling….LOL. I honestly can't remember when I have been this excited!!!

OH MY...I need to take a deep breath and relax..maybe even lay down, I think I am going to explode!!! September 12th hurry up and get here fast…….

Your Apothecary is just...astounding...stunning…incredible….and completely jaw-dropping and mindboggling. I’m just totally flabbergasted. Geez can you tell I’m just a little bit excited……..LOL

My Alpha Stamps cart is full with all the goodies to create right along with you!!

Thank you so much Laura for doing this for all of us!!!! You truly are a very amazing and thoughtful person, to take such a tremendous amount of your time and energy, I'm sure, to put all of this together to share with your followers……THANK YOU!!

Take care,
Diane

Rhea said...

Wow! Quite an event! I look forward to playing along. I am even hoping to orchestrate some local swaps so I can also have others artwork to showcase. I can't wait to place my order. Cheers!

Lynn Stevens said...

WoooooHooooo!!! I have me box ready and most of the supplies. I think I'll need a few more bottles though. Looking forward to playing along.
hugs Lynn

BethW said...

I don't think I will ever have to visit another blog-you are my crafting paragon!

Ally White Cat said...

I tried to post yesterday on that awesome piece yahoo was stupid..I am playing along with you..if i can get it to look even a tiny pinch as awesome as yours i will do a happy dance.
hugs,susan s.

Evelyn said...

WOW! This is an AMAZING project! It is just so beautiful. Can't wait to see your tutorial - it will be such fun!

DogsMom said...

I have been enjoying the teasers and sharing this event with friends.
You are helping build up all the excitement before the holiday season!

Ann said...

om my..how fun!!
so much to learn and do and create!
how spooktacular of you to be doing this!!

Lynda said...

I am so excited! I can't believe this is going to be free....there really is a Santa Claus :)

Christine H. said...

Ann sent me over here. She's right, this is incredibly fun.

deb said...

Just looks like soo much fun! I have already started on the bottles!

Tracey-anne McCartney said...

Hi Laura I can not seem to get your email by clicking on link could you possibly send me your email: jasmoon-butterfly@hotmail.co.uk
I can then send you some pics to enter both giveaways. Thank you Trace x

PaisleyPeacock said...

I have had so much fun building my Apothacary...just waiting for the feet....thanks for the tutorial. Currently I have been working on the contents and having just a much fun

Jill Michaels said...

Thank you for sharing so many ideas! I can't wait to start an apothacary for my DIL!