Witch’s Apothacary | Bleeding Art DT

This is my first project for the Bleeding Heart DT so I wanted it to reflect a bit of my taste. The theme is anything goes! I have a love for octopus! Love them! I love them so much that I have a few octopus specimen in my studio…also have a huge octopus tattoo. That being said my first project had to be octopus/tentacle theme. So let’s get started…

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Folk Art Coastal Texture paint in Seal Gray
  • Hand Made Modern Paint (available at Target) Metallic Steel, Satin Jade, Metallic light Copper & shimmer Aqua
  • Paint brush (for acrylic paints)
  • Watercolor paint
  • Kuretake Water Brush
  • Alcohol Marker
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Glassine Bag
  • Scrap white paper
  • Specimen Jar (unused of course)
  • Xyron Create-A-Sticker or other adhesive

Paint specimen jar with Coastal texture paint

I repainted a clay tentacle, I made several years ago, with metallic light copper paint. It was perfect for this project and fits snugly in the jar!!! Dry brush the specimen jar with metallic steel paint to bring out the details.

Next up is the label! Well the under label. Use an alcohol marker to color on the glassine bag. I used the side of the bad without a seam. Crumple up the colored bag and flatten out a few times. Flatten out and apply adhesive. I used my Xyron Create-A-Sticker. Peel off and apply to painted specimen jar.

Next I took a piece of scrap white paper and tore it into a rectangle shape. Crumple and paint with complimentary watercolors. I believe these are handmade watercolors in the Rachel Beth Happy Birthday set. Run through my Xyron Create-A-Sticker maker and apply to the jar on top of the glassine label. VOILA! Kraken tentacle perfect for your witch apothecary!

Below are a few close up pics of the specimen jar on the witch’s shelf 😉

I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! Now go make something awesome!

Stephanie 🐙

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