Monday, August 12, 2013

Steampunk Spells Love Potion Apothecary

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:
Small Bottles
Matte Medium
Bits of junk from my stash
Alcohol Inks (used to dye the corks)
Distress Stain and Ink in Broken China and Black Soot
Mica Flakes

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.




  1. Love love love love love this!!!!! You are such an inspiration, Rhea!

  2. I love this! Every time I looked at it, I saw something new! I love all the charms you added here and there. Fabulous!

  3. OMG! I just found your blog this morning! I'm a Michigander too! Love Graphic 45 and I absolutely love your style. Especially your home decor pieces. Keep creating and I'll keep following. Love it all!!!

  4. Awesome assemblage work. So intricate looking.

  5. I love your work. It has somany layers and places to look. Never a dull viewing

  6. Amazing job on this! Such great detail....I keep finding something new to look at each time I view!

  7. Oooooo, I just love what you create. Just found a little house exactly like that last week for $1 at a garage sale, can't wait to try this. So love your blog and sooo glad I found it. Love Graphic 45!

  8. Wow, more creative goodness! Love the apoth., steampunk style! Yeah, baby:)

  9. Very cool, filled with treasures.

  10. This is fabulous! I just love how you've created this. Heading for my little bottles now....

  11. Absolutely darling - love how you've stuffed all the nooks and crannies!

  12. Rhea this is incredible. I love Halloween and all things spooky.

  13. This is delicious!! I just got the Steampunk Spells pad & I'll be looking at it in a whole new way!! You are amazing!

  14. Incredible! Love how each little space has it's own unique charm. You knocked it out of the park on this one!


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