Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Apothecary Emporium

Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Apologies in advance for the very rushed photos and post but it's a bit hectic here today with lots of workshop projects to be photographed for the website too - and the Headmaster is not known for his patience when it comes to my aversion to gadgets and technology!!

Anyway, I thought I'd share the results of my Sunday make with Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium. I don't normally 'do' Halloween but I just loved these papers and the new blank houses from Creativ UK - they are a steal at just £2.95! So....

....a quick coat of Eco Green Black Acrylic and a selection of scraps of the 12x12 papers from the Apothecary range to line the compartments. Some 7Gypsies amber bottles and around a third of the stickers from the matching 12x12 cardstock sticker sheet. Some on plastic paper and some on black cardstock so they could be arranged more easily within the piece.

Then the fiddly bit. I made the bead spider from a selection of glass beads from the Cosmic Shimmer range - a really good video showing how to do this can be found here, it takes only 20minutes to make and if I can do it anyone can ;D. I also used black shrink plastic to make some bats, a witch and a skeleton stamped with Hero Arts CG392, Skeleton Dancing. Checkout Astrid's tutorial on black shrink plastic for the Snazzy Design Team Blog for some great tips and tricks for using this very underrated product.

A bit of strange project for a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon but I quite liked the end result.
Can't stop, still unpacking all the stock for Port Sunlight this Saturday, ready for me to repack it all again tomorrow evening. If you are going to the event do drop by stand 19A and say hello!

More soon (ish)......xx