Wow! Witches, and Potions, and Brews – Oh MY!

I just cannot tell you how excited I am by BlogStar Asia King’s post today! I am so going home tonight to copy this entire project. She has created something fabulous and wonderful (as usual), and it’s amazing! I know this project is going to send you shopping on our website and a lot of other places, but PLEASE don’t miss the posts by other Design Team Members at the bottom of Asia’s post! There’s more wicked goodness brewing this week!!

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Hello Stampendous Friends! Asia King here. So lovely to see you again!

Today I would like to totally bewitch you with my mixed media brews and potions. With Halloween just around the corner this altered paper mache book would make a perfect home decoration, sure to capture the attention of any Trick or Treaters!

Above is the cover to my ‘Witch’s Brews Anthology’ book and inside…well, inside you can find everything there is to find in a witch’s house lol.
I started by covering my book with Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Next I stuck some thick string in a shape of a spider’s web onto the front and covered it with tissue paper. The tissue paper will stick to the remaining exposed adhesive. This created a texture base for my mixed media assemblage.
You don’t have to worry about the colour of the tissue paper as this will be painted and sprayed later on. The rest of the book was covered with patterned papers inked with distress inks.
The paper I used has lovely gold foil ‘splatters’ which acted as resist for my inking. The inside of the book was stamped with the fabulous stamps from the Perfectly Clear sets Halloween CharmsChandelier and Damask Chair. (Stampendous note: For U.S. stampers – Chandelier and Damask Chair are no longer available on our website, but your local retailer may well have them. Please check http://www.stampendous.com/dealers for a retailer near you!)  And can you see those blood splatters inside?
Here you can see how I decorated the title grunge paper alphas – all inked with distress inks and sprays and sparingly heat embossed with Aged Wine Embossing Enamel.
I also added layers of Aged Wine goodness to the various parts of the book covers.
To add dimension to the elements I used Thin 3D Foam Squares in black – perfect for my dark magic art :).
Here you can see the witch’s ‘living room’ in its full glory, with the lovely chandelier and the damask chair, black cats (foam stickers from a discount store) and beautifully framed pictures of the witch’s relatives… well… you know what I mean. Family ‘heirloom’ stuff lol.
And here is the view of all the magical brews and potions from fresh blood, spider juice, random poisons (Trick or Treat Color Fragments) to heather oils (glass glitter and colour fragments from the Purple Encrusted Jewel Kit), stored in vials adorned with Poison Labels.
So what do you think? Trick or Treat? Treat I hope!
Thank you for popping in today. Please feel free to visit my blog for some close up pics of the project. See you again soon and happy Halloween everyone!
Big crafty hugs
Asia
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Sharing today on her crafty blog is Design Team Member

Jamie Martin

Be sure to stop by and leave her some comments on her Halloween Treat!!

11 thoughts on “Wow! Witches, and Potions, and Brews – Oh MY!

  1. there is no other word than “fantastic”. I love the bottles and pictures on the inside. You wouldn’t even know they were there unless somebody opened it for you. Love, love, love this one.

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  2. No way I could get this done for 2013 Halloween.. But it just zoomed to the top of my must do for 2014 list. This is gorgeous and eerie at the same time. Fabulous creation!

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