Here are two additions to my Apothecary Cabinet display - - a cauldron and a tin. The cauldron is a glass votive candle holder picked up at the 99 cent store. (an idea from my daughter) I used black alcohol ink and gold Rub and Buff to color it and added gold stickers. I dyed spider webbing with green alcohol ink as Laura did in her tutorial. Glued some wobbly eyeballs to it and a black bird to the rim. This one started out life as a cardinal. I should have bought more of the little black crows when I first started this project. The Deadly Nightshade tin was one out of my "collection" of tins. Glad I have a couple of cans of spray paints out in the garage. The tin was blue - I sprayed it with gold, then slightly distressed it with a red ink pad. I used some of the flowers and leaves on the top that I had painted earlier -- added a dot of orange to the centers and a coat of orange glitter acrylic. This bird was originally a white dove from the wedding aisle at Micheal's. I tried NOT to buy more "stuff", but, ended up ordering a few things from Alpha Stamps -- I just did not have anything to duplicate the leafy ribbon or some of the neat papers. I know this is going to be an ongoing project for some time to come !!!!!
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.