A lovely little apothecary made with lots of Graphic 45 goodness. Please enjoy some pictures along with a few tips, or scroll down to the bottom and catch a video tour below!
Graphic 45 Products used:
Steampunk Spells 8x8
Steampunk Spells 12 x12
Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pattern and Solids
Steampunk Spells Card Stock Stickers
Steampunk Spells Card stock Alphabet Stickers
Steampunk Spells Card stock Banners
Some of the other Items Used:
Bits of junk from my stash
Alcohol Inks (used to dye the corks)
Distress Stain and Ink in Broken China and Black Soot
This Graphic 45 project evolved from the scraps I had lying on my work room table. I was looking at the Card stock sticker sheet, when I realized that the small words would fit perfectly on some teeny tiny bottles I had on hand. Before I knew it I was altering bottles like crazy and searching for curious items to add to my apothecary.
I decided upon a white house shaped shadow box that I had picked up at a garage sale for a dollar.
To give the project a good base I started with black gesso. A layer of copper gilders paste was added to the edges of the wood.
On the inside I used scraps of Steampunk Spells paper along with matte medium, distress stain in blue and mica flakes.
Inside the bottles I used all kids of fun things like sand, glitter and embossing powder. Most of the labels were created from the Card stock Sticker Sheet and a bit of black soot distress ink.
To create interest in each little cubby, I was sure to include several bottles all at different heights. Remember too, that odds work best!
I just love how it turned out! This is probably one of my favorite projects to date. I hope that you too will now look at the scraps of paper lying on your work table in a different way. For more tips and a closer look here is a quick video tour.