In case you missed them, here are direct links to:
Halloween Apothecary - Part One
Halloween Apothecary - Part Two
Halloween Apothecary - Part Three
Today I'll be showing a close up of the left side of my Apothecary cabinet with details of the potion bottles stored in this section. The top is decorated with a small dragon bead I got while in the US over the summer. I painted it black and silver and attached it with E6000 glue. Next to it is my teenie home-made hourglass, two antique bottles and a set of three black candles (simply birthday candles cut down and glued to a painted bottlecap for a base). On the side I glued another Tim Holtz fastener (the same kind I used for the drawers) and opened the ring to create a hook, from which I hung a string of chain. The only other non-bottle item in this section is a very small birdcage; a charm I added a new handle to, then used black alcohol ink to age and distress.
Okay, on to the potions. I've removed the bottles from the cabinet for a clearer view. Most liquid contents are a combination of liquid alcohol hand sanitizer, alcohol inks for colour (Ranger or Copic refillers), paint or Glossy Accents glue. Of the 15 potion bottles in this section (not including the four empty ones in the crate), 12 are filled with different items to reflect the label attached. Remember to click to biggify all these images.
First we have
Toe Of Frog - I used Scupley to create the "toes" and added hand sanitizer coloured green with alcohol ink.
Sliced Caterpillar - Again, Sculpey was rolled into a log shape and cut, cooked and coloured with Copics.
Coffin Nails - Toothpicks cut to size, painted black and silver.
Amortentia - a love potion from Harry Potter. Hand sanitizer and Glossy Accents mixed together. I added part of a heart earring for a charm.
Essence of Dittany - a small leaved plant, covered in Glossy Accents to preserve it.
Professor Slughorn's Tincture No. 1 Swelling Solution - Harry Potter's Potions teacher's own recipe. Actually, it's simply alcohol sanitizer coloured orange...
Blood - that's a real lab flask, but the blood's not real... ;) It's pure alcohol ink.
Tincture of Hemlock - pure black alcohol ink and some cotton for "vapors".
This set includes:
Wartcap Powder - simply ground pepper.
Scaredy Cat Whiskers - donated by each of my three felines - yep, those are real! I loved Laura Carson's idea for the cork decor - two black cat stickers sandwich a pin inserted into the cork.
Skele-Gro - from Harry Potter, an important potion to regrow bones. I used a Tim Holtz bottle of wishbones and added a solution of alcohol sanitizer and Glossy Accents for the milky white liquid. I also attached a skull charm to the string wrap.
Owl Feathers - well, okay. I don't actually OWN an owl (I wish!), so Meeka the lovebird supplied the feathers. I added an owl charm to this one as well as some silver Stickles to the label.
I found all these labels on the net and resized them as small as I could to fit these tiny bottles. I used Glossy Accents to adhere them after colouring with Copic markers or Distress Inks and markers.
Phew! Next up, the right side details...
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