Hello, so this week we have seen the fantastic makes from Katie and Teresa, using these plain old embellishment trays and tonight its my turn.......
I love the apothecary look, all the little bottles and aged theme really appeals to me, so I just had to create something based on this....
Don't forget both Katie's and Teresa blogs have FREE BLOG CANDY for leaving a comment, so please make sure that you pop over to their blogs as well.
You have until Midnight on Saturday 18th August to leave a lovely comment, and you are not restricted to only commenting on 1 blog so why not leave comments on all for 3 chances to win.
Blog links below.
Katie's Steampunk Tray
Teresa's Travel Tray
Of course I also have some FREE BLOG CANDY to give away as well, just keep reading until the end.......
I started with some Mixed Up Printable's Pharmacy labels & Poison Pharmacy and the tray.
I knew I wanted to merge 2 of the slots together, so I carefully used a craft knife to cut away the little "shelf".
2 coats of Prima black gesso and it was ready to add the decorations.
An Apothecary shelf has to has some old books, so I used some old packaging, and pharmacy labels to create them.
I cut them to size and scored twice to make the spine of the book. Then used Distress inks and Lindy's sprays to add colour. Next I needed to distress the papers, I used my Prima distress tool, but you could use scissors (be careful) or sandpaper.
I just crumpled the labels and again added the Distress ink, before sticking down the book spine. I repeated the process on some advert labels to line the little shelves.
As usual when I am creating, I got lost in my own world and forgot to take more progress photos......
.....but next I needed to fill my little bottles, I used a range of clear and tinted mini vials and filled them with micro beads, Deco Art Sprinkles, Art Sand and moss.
In a couple of the jars I added some Lindy colour sprays, so enhance the look.
Finish these with more distress labels and string.
White resin pieces are great to alter, so I painted one of the bottles I have with Prima black gesso and used gold wax to highlight, another distress label and twine completes it perfectly.
A further resin spiders web was added on a background on Finland moss and distressed with more Lindy's spray. I love the moss as it really adds bags of texture and something a little different.
I finished with a Scrapiniec "Stitches" chipboard piece and a little sign. I also had a blank tray which fitted my little tray perfectly.
So at the start of the blog I promised a blog candy giveaway, to give you the chance to create something similar and here it is...... Finland moss, 5 mini glass vials, bird cages, mini glass bulb and 3 resin bottles.
All you have to do is comment here on the blog and you will be entered into the draw.
(The winner will be drawn at random, offer end midnight Saturday 18th August. If you comment after that you will not be included in the draw)