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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

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.

I’m also excited to announce, that as part of this event I’ve created a series of apothecary collage sheets for purchase
NOTE
As of 1/13/18 Create for Less online store is carrying a 7 1/2" x 5" x 3" box that would work perfectly for this project.  You would need to purchase 4.  if you want the link to the product, email me using the "Email Me" button in the right side column of my blog or post a comment on the YouTube video.
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.  
Video Tutorial #1– Assembling and Decorating the Apothecary Cabinet
FREE IMAGES
 Feel free to download the images below and use them in your art.
The haunted journey continues with viewing the second tutorial in the series which covers altering bottles and tins. 
  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
FREE IMAGES
 Feel free to download the images below and use them in your art.

Witches Hat Template


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. 
Video Tutorial #3– Books, Coffins, and Cauldrons

19 comments:

johala 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!

lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com 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!

Laura S Reading 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!

jasmoonbutterfly 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

Sanity, Politics & Public Service 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

Unknown said...

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