Welcome to the final post on this project!
If you've missed any of the previous installments, here are direct links:
Halloween Apothecary - Part One
Halloween Apothecary - Part Two
Halloween Apothecary - Part Three
Halloween Apothecary - Part Four
Halloween Apothecary - Part Five
Okay, on to the last photos to share with you. The center portion of the cabinet is topped with a large wooden scroll with a black bat propped in the middle. On each side I placed two very cool dragon chess pieces; found at the thrift store, they were the perfect addition to the decor. Below these I hung two "lanterns". Actually they are charms to which I added a piece of orange glue for a "light". At the bottom of each is a hanging bat (if they're hard to see, click to biggify the photo). Oh, and amongst the potions is a furry lab pet - can you spot him?
Sixteen potion bottles (not including the glitter ones pre-filled and labelled) were added to the shelves of this section. You'll notice I added a ruler to the first photo, just a reminder of how tiny these things are!
Draught Of Living Death - Alcohol hand sanitizer once again this time with pink Copic refill ink. I topped this bottle with a clear pink bead.
Dragon Heartstring - A few lengths of blue glitter wire.
Polyjuice Potion - Straight out of Harry Potter; a vile drink to turn you (temporarily) into someone (or something) else. Brown ink diluted with hand sanitizer.
Frog Part Mixture - Again, Glossy Accents poured onto my craft sheet in various shapes, left to dry then dyed with green alcohol ink.
Three Witches Venom - Orange alcohol ink and alcohol sanitizer.
Vampire Ashes - Good thing I didn't completely clean out our fireplace - yes, those are REAL ashes. Of the wood kind, thankfully.
Elixir - a two toned liquid of alcohol ink and alcohol sanitizer - I just didn't mix it up, leaving it layered for a neat effect.
Felix Felicis - "Liquid Luck" from Harry Potter. Gold glitter added to the sanitizer, Stickles added to the label and a bit of bling from an old earring make this a very glitzy potion for sure.
Worm Ducts - Imagine having a plastic envelope with micro beads of all colours. Then imagine you ONLY want the yellow and clear ones... yeah. I did that. Spent quite awhile picking out just those ones to add to this bottle. Then I sculpted a little worm for the top. Coloured him yellow with Copics, added two little black eyes, then glued him to the cork.
Three Potions - The silver tray holds three special bottles. They all have real Swarovski crystals for stoppers! I bought them in a bead store at the Mall of America (where I also picked up the crow, bat and dragon beads). Each bottle has a variation of the same alcohol ink/sanitizer solution in various colours.
Eye Of Newt - What exactly does a newt's eye look like? Well, I Googled it and yep, they are yellow with a band of gray. So I rolled out some Sculpey, baked them and coloured each one in with Copics. Then I covered each with Glossy Accents to make them shiny.
Hemlock Root - Real roots from small plants in my yard. Maybe not hemlock... er, thank goodness.
Wolfsbane Potion - This milky blue solution was vital to Professor Lupin in Harry Potter - a werewolf who kept his transformations at bay with this elixir.
Pepperup Potion - Another Harry Potter potion used for simple recovery from colds. Red alcohol ink, Glossy Accents and hand sanitizer is the recipe for this one.
Bezoars - Harry saved Ron's life with one of these; a poison antidote that looks like small rocks. I made the 1" by 2" box from an old toothpaste carton, after tearing off the printed layer. Tissue paper lines the inside. I inked and distressed the box and added two inked labels.
I also mentioned at the beginning of this series that the four drawers were lined with Halloween paper and did indeed have items in them. I thought I would also show you... here are the extra potion labels and a small folder with the tiny spider I made from wire and black alcohol ink.
So I guess that's it! If you have any questions, please ask! I hope you enjoyed this extremely lengthy series. My thanks to Laura at Artfully Musing for her inspiration and wonderful tutorials; without which I never would have attempted such a project.
Not A Laughing Matter At ALL, But...
11 hours ago