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    Apothecary Book Tutorial by Laura Carson!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Bella's Corner, Featured Artwork, Halloween, Laura Carson, Tim Holtz

    Miz Bella here. I’m taking over this newsletter!

    Oooooooh lovies. The Mistress of Artistic Madness, Miz Laura Carson has created a most spectacular Hocus Pocus Inspired Book Apothecary.

    Instead of a book of spells, as in the movie Hocus Pocus, Laura’s book when opened up is an apothecary! You all know by now that I just adore apothecaries. Especially since I have quite a collection of items and “special” potions to fill an apothecary up with but let’s not start digressing so quickly!

    How awesome is the cover of the book? I love all of that texture, patina and of course, the eyeball looking out at you. Speaking of eyeballs, take a look a the side of the book. Laura used the Antique Bronze Pendant Setting with Claws and the 16mm Flat Back Eyeball Cabochons to keep the book closed. Don’t you think the book looks as if it was just found after a couple hundred of years lying in the attic of a centuries old house?

    To make the actual “book” Laura used two Tim Holtz Mini Configuration Books and hinged them together with the Large Butterfly Hinges – Brass. The old writing on the outside of the book is actually Creative Paper Clay that Laura stamped with The Raven Background Cling Stamp!

    Open up the book and wow. Specimens inside of Domed Apothecary Bottles, Antique Bronze 3D Skeleton Hand Charm, Pumpkin Pods, and oodles of Glass Bottles too numerous to name individually. So much fun to be had!

    (And since most of those goodies are all Halloween-themed, they’re ALL On Sale! for the nearing-its-end Halloween Sale!)

    I just know that you want your very own Hocus Pocus Inspired Book Apothecary. It’s a good thing that you do because Laura has created a video tutorial for you! You can find a list of supplies that Laura used and the video tutorial on Laura’s blog.

    AND, check out today’s Giveaway (below) that includes a ton of goodies from Laura’s project plus a big bunch of items just added to the Clearance Sale!

    Plus, don’t forget there’s still a FREE Gift kit available: Spider ATCs  — and don’t fret, I happen to know that if you ask sweetly (in a note on your order) Leslie will sub a Witch ATC Kit if you’re afraid of spiders. (But really, scared?… that spider trying to speak to Miss Muffet, at left, is waving a top hat!)


    Hooray for the Potion & Poison Bottles Giveaway!

    I started with some (!) items from Laura's Hocus Pocus Inspired Book Apothecary (that's a link to the supply list with links and photos):
    - Little Potions Collage Sheet
    - Skeleton Slides Collage Sheet
    - Apothecary Labels #2 Collage Sheet
    - Apothecary Labels #1 Collage Sheet
    - Books Spines and Labels #1 Collage Sheet
    - Book Spines and Labels #2 Collage Sheet
    - Witchy Little Labels & Ephemera Collage Sheet
    - Small Amber Bottles with Corks
    - Squat Little Bottles
    - Amber Even Tinier Bottles
    - Even Tinier Bottles
    - Mini Inkwell Bottles
    - Tiny Round Bottles
    - 1-1/2 Inch Glass Bottles
    - 12 Tiny Glass Bottles
    - 2 Inch Glass Bottles
    - 3cm Tall Bottle with Cork
    - Chunky Little Bottles
    - 16mm Flat Back Eyeball Cabochons
    - Antique Bronze Pendant Setting with Claws
    - Pumpkin Pods

    Then, a few New items that caught my eye:
    - Miniature Red Metal Pail
    - Miniature Tea Kettle Charm
    - Raw Brass Box Feet - Beehive

    AND, I added all of these goodies that have just been added to the Clearance Sale (that's 80% off!):
    - Small Hammered Ring
    - Vintage Patina Filigree Teardrop - 27mm
    - 3 Sapphire Cabs from the 10x8mm Deco Oval Settings & Cabs
    - 10x8mm Oval Raw Brass Settings
    - Skull Tattoos Ribbon

    To enter the Potion & Poison Bottles Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, October 20, 2014).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Spiders and Goblins Giveaway? That would be Katrina Bittle! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    Posted by MizBella, October 19th, 2014

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