Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Fun!

My apothecary spread inspired by Laura Carson over on Artfully Musing.    Below I have close-ups and some explanations and details.

Made these eyeballs with eyes cut from magazines and clear flat pebbles from the florist dept. at the craft store.  I used Glossy Accent to adhere.

Notice the vase---it was an old clear glass vase painted with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (really, really cool stuff BTW!!).  The black roses with spiders are from the dollar store.

Here is a matchbox book again, inspired by Laura at Artfully Musing blog.

Close up of the drawers of the matchbox book.

Picture of the matchbox book binding.

Bones in one drawers (made from candy bones, inked up).

Contents of two of the other drawers.

This next book I am entering in three Halloween challenges this week:  My Time to Craft Challenge , Opus Gluei challenge Blog Hop (see below post) and the Crazy Amigo Challenge. Here is the spine of the book.

The inside of the book:  On the left is a picture of a seance---notice Edgar Allen Poe is one of the participants.  On the right is an Altoid tin---actually comes like this decorated to look like a Ouija Board (cool, huh??).  Wait until you see what I have inside the tin!

Here is a pic of the front of the book.  

Here is a better pic of Poe in the Seance.

A close up of the Ouija tin outside.

Here is a pic of the inside, a miniature apothecary cabinet.  The tall bottle is filled with gold seed beads.  The label was made from Tim Holtz label paper made transparent by transferring it onto packing tape, then adhering it to the bottle.  The bottle with the skull (a brad) on the front was painted with the Krylon Looking glass Spray paint.  The bottle on the right is filled with cottony fiber inked up with green alcohol ink.  That is it for this book.

This is a repurposed Tobasco sauce bottle.  Poison label is from Tim Holtz.  Used melted red wax and a skull charm to make an impression.  If you look closely you can see a tiny skull charm hanging from the twine.  Just used red food coloring to color the water inside.

Another thing I painted with the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint---a glass candle stick holder from the Dollar Store.

Hope you liked seeing what I have been working on this October.  Glad I was able to post before Halloween!

Happy Haunting All!!!!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW AMAZING!! just love it all hun, those eyes look super spooky & I love the book!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You have created the perfect tablescape for a grand Halloween party. Blessings!

Rosemary said...

YOu have done so many wicked looking projects! I love it! The poison bottle is really well done, the book, I mean, where do I start - I think it all looks really spooky and very very Halloween. Got great inspiration here! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei!

Paulette said...

I stopped by to take a look at your apothecary items inspired by L.Carson.
I really like your eye balls and I love how you used fabric tabs for drawer pulls. Cool idea!
The little chain pieces I used in making mine look okay but it makes it hard to manipulate the drawers.
Love your art.

~*~Patty S said...

You do Halloween SO well...Fabulous actually!!!

I too have been playing with the magic mirror paint...that stuff is addicting!

sent you a "formal" invite to our Mixed Media Collaborative group