Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This little 5" wood coffin was an impulse buy at Micheal's when I was shopping for items for my apothecary cabinet project. I opened the lid and out came a ghoulish laugh -- I had to have it !! I had already decorated the paper mache one, what did I need another one for ?? I am sending it to my daughter along with the bottle I made for her for our swap. I used the tissue paper and glue technique for texture on the top, then painted it black with the glittery orange paint overcoat. The skeleton I had that would fit inside was stark white -- I toned it down with Micheal DeMeng's Uugh mixture of acrylic paints. A little moss, a few spiders and a tombstone inside, a clay skull and a spider and web from an earring on top -- off to No. Carolina he goes !!
My daughter and I decided early into our Apothecary Cabinet project, we would do a swap with each other. Halloween is past, but, I am still having fun with it. I created this bottle for Tammy for our swap, along with a coffin. They will be good "go-withs" for her cabinet creation. This was an aqua colored plastic decorative bottle that I picked up at a garage sale for a dime. I knew it had possibilities "someday" !! I textured it with crunched up paper towels and Mod-Podge, then painted it black with an overcoat of orange glitter paint. Most of my original ideas went out the window, as they usually do once I start altering something !! I didn't leave a space for the label when I was texturing - what was I thinking ?? The X-acto knife worked fine to cut out the textured space. I added the chain, charms, and leaf ribbon around the neck and used black alcohol ink on some wired crystals to stick into the purchased cork. I love Ace Hardware for those corks - they have every size imaginable and I can buy just the exact one I need by taking a bottle with me. I added a few spiders here and there crawling up the side of the bottle. They started out life as plastic "spider rings" on the aisle of Halloween goodies at the 99 Cent store. Hope she likes it !!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
These are the remainder of bottles and boxes I created for my Apothecary Cabinet. Some of them are too tall for the shelves, plus, my cabinet is small and won't hold all of them. The larger bottles are perfect to add around the outside along with some cute things I picked up at Micheal's and the 99 cent store. There are still more bottles, books and boxes on Laura's tutorials that I want to make. I just can't seem to get enough of Halloween creations these days !! I really like the way the "Black Cat Luck" turned out. It was a small vial of gold flakes, a memento gift from my friend who just returned from an Alaskan cruise. What could be luckier than a vial of gold flakes ?? The black bat stickers seemed to be the right thing to add to the back of the vial. The flying ghosts on the back of the "Bottled Ghost" were corner stickers that I painted silver and drew the eyes and mouth on. I used gesso to coat the inside of the bottle. I had fun creating "frog slime" with hand sanitizer and green food coloring. Again, I apologize for the placement of the photos. One of these days, I will get it figured out.