Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween tags (part boo)

The Tim Holtz Sizzix "Apothecary Bottles" die was the main item used to make this tag.  The mini glass bottle is from Tim Holtz Mini Corked Vials (Idea-olgy series) and contains newt eggs (aka green glass beads). 
So my fellow Hogwarts/Harry Potter fans, when creating these bottles I was thinking of what bottles would possibly be in Professor Snape's Potion 101 class.  Please note that these Spider Webs are (of course) 100% organic.  Only the finest materials used at Hogwarts!

I used the die to first cut the bottle shapes out of patterned paper.  Then I cut them again out of vellum.  I glued the vellum onto the paper shapes to give the bottles a frosted bottle look. The die cuts the bottles, labels and corks separately.  I used Distress Inks "Vintage Photo" on the edge of the bottles to give them a "been on Professor Snape's shelf for a long time" look. 

for this next tag I used the coolest product ever...spider web in a spray can! Okay so it's a type of spray paint but it looks like webbing.  I used "spider silver" on black paper.  I purchased the paint at  Artist and Display.  Honestly, once you get this paint you'll want to cover lots of stuff. It's soo fun to work with!
For the final look I didn't want to cover up the background at all (like I did with the apothecary bottles) so I painted a spider on the tag.  When the spider was dry I used Glossy Accents to give his body a dimensional look. 



  1. You forgot to do a bottle with a brain marked "Abby Normal" - Dawn

    1. LOL. Yes that would have been good. Actually I do have a Halloween "abby normal" photo that I plan on posting - either on my business or reg facebook site.