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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

Wednesday, September 26, 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

9 comments:

Sandi McLean said...

Laura, I am just blown away by the creativity and work you have put into this project!! Awestruck actually. I hope to join in on some of this fun. Thank you for putting all of this together!!

Daniele said...

spookalicious goodies Laura, all wonderfully created
hugs

VicR said...

Absolutely awesome, Laura!
I have so enjoyed your tutorials, and have picked up some clever ideas I plan to try soon.
Thank You so much for making this and sharing. I can see your love for details, and the whole project is spooktacular :)
VickiR in OH

smokeysmom said...

More awesome video tutorials! Laura, there's no end to your talent and creativity. Loved the books! I can't wait to see what you make next!

Holly M said...

So fabulous! I am bewitched and inspired. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful tutorial to us.

silvergran said...

OOO such magical & spooky fun!!
Fantastic tutorials! my fingers are twitching... I will have to go spell casting, & conjure books, bats & bottles inspired by your amazing creations!

Suz said...

Your tutorials have been fantastic, I can't wait till I can try some of the ideas. You are a very creative person. I look forward to see what comes next.

Rhea said...

So much good info! I can't wait for the weekend so I can work on mine.

Martina said...

Dear Laura,
I came by because I want to express you my deepest appreciation (is that correct in english?:-)) Your Apothecary tutorials are simply masterful!!! Thanks for the great inspiration. WOW! Yesterday I looked at all the videos. I'm thrilled, and I must certainly look at them again and again. The Apothecary cabinet, the Hexes accordion fold books, the altered poison bottles and tins ..... Oh, my goodness! I have to be written this on my to-do list. You are so talented! Great compliment my dear. You've really impressed me so much!
I wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs and smile
MARTINA from Germany