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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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pretty Potions & Poisons Apothecary Event

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.

See the links below to purchase the collage sheets and/or digital image sets for this project:
Witches Apothecary Cabinet collage sheet set
Witches Apothecary Cabinet digital image set
Apothecary Labels #1 collage sheet
Apothecary Labels #2 collage sheet
Apothecary Large Labels #3 collage sheet
Apothecary Large Labels #4 collage sheet
Mini Apothecary Labels collage sheet
Book Spines & Labels #1 collage sheet
Book Spines & Labels #2 collage sheet
Apothecary Book Spines, Covers & More digital image set
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

16 comments:

BLiSsAngELs said...

Laura I'm half way through the video which is fabulous by the way and I need to run out to get boxes LOL ....and thank you, thank you for the event and dear Laura promoting the moonlight party under the big top ... bless you... I hope you can come okay off to buy boxes back soon for part two

big hugs Wendy

Leslie G said...

I just watched the video and learned so much. Thanks for sharing all of this with us. What a great Hallowe'en project!

johala said...

Fabulous work Laura! It's so funny!
Thanks and kisses

Anonymous said...

WOW, what an Exciting video. You are so talented, Laura!
Lots of COOL details, and tfs all the alcohol ink tips. Great ideas to try!
VickiR in OH (USA)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful and instructive video! It's always very inspiring to see how it's done this detailed. Can't wait to create my first item :)
kind regards, serafeena

Lynn Stevens said...

Great video Laura, Awesome tips on dieing the feathers and candles. I'll be saving all my lids for alcohol inks from now on. Off to create!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
hugs Lynn

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

Hi Laura,
Another fantastic video!! I learned so much from it. I can't wait for my order from Alpha Stamps to get here so I can start creating my own Apothecary. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into this Event.

Take care,
Diane

Deb Moon said...

Fantastic video loaded with so many helpful tips. Love the creepy intro to set the mood. The rusty wheels are starting to turn in my little brain and you’ve got my creepy juices flowing. LOL Thank you for this howling production and the long hours you have devoted into bringing us one of the best instructional videos I’ve seen in a long time.

Sarah said...

Lots of tips and ideas as well as top notch instructions. Well done, Laura. I was just going to watch it in segments but ended up watching the whole video in one sitting. Thank you for sharing your love of creating with us.

Anonymous said...

Omgoodness!! I'm inspired! Raiding my craft supplies to get started in 3, 2, 1...

Pat Houck said...

It is incredibly generous of you to do this. I can't imagine how much work it took to put this together. The quality of the projects and instructions is amazing. Thank you so much.

fairyrocks said...

WOW am I ever glad I popped in to see this today. You are so generous to share all of your tips and tricks. LOVE your video introduction. YOu had me spell bound through the entire piece.
Thankyou and thankyou for everything. I am excited to start playing.

Sue Young said...

OMG. that's all I can say!//wow,?Laura! LOVE your intro!!!!!
I'm still waiting for my shipment of stuff to arrive from Alpha Stamps so I can start!!!C'mon,Mr. Postman!!!!!
FABULOUS!!!
(and what a TON of work you did!!!)
Hugs,Sue

Holly M said...

I am bewitched. To get into a lovely creepy mood I am reading The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. With this book and your tutorial, I'm ready to get my cackle on!

Diana said...

Laura, Such wonderful art. Thank you for sharing with all of us. I am doing my cabinet today. Love your imagination

Carol W. said...

Fantastic video, love the cabinet! Hope to make time for my own cabinet and decor! Best video I have seen, thank you!!!