Thursday, October 16, 2014

Witch's Brew

Good Evening!  I am really enjoying creating all this Halloween stuff!  Here is one I came up with using an old aluminum coffee pot I found recently at a yardsale.



You can see quite a bit of pink here...Yuck!  That's the reflection of the shirt I was wearing during photographing.

The stars are tinted blue (stream)  with a touch of caramel alcohol inks.





I started by making gel medium transfers of two sinister looking women whom I  have adorned with witch' s hats. I stamped my  recipe on tissue paper, using a letter set I have in my stash.  I used stickers from my stash to write out "I'm a witch before I've had my brew" and "Witch's Brew". I glued  and sealed the tissue paper recipe and transfers with  Mod Podge. I dribbled alcohol ink around the spout and rim randomly. Once the sealant was dry, I inked the recipe with Distress Inks.


Wow!  There's your Sparkle and Shine!



A special thank you to the girls at Office Depot who helped me figure out the copy machine to make my witches!


I added trim to the knob and eyelash trim to the rim of the lid.  I dyed the cheesecloth with Glimmer Mist, and spritzed with water to blend.  This was glued around the rim of the pot.  I altered Tim's Tinsel trim with alcohol inks and blasted with the heat gun to frizzle it up a bit and to dry.  This was glued around the rim of the lid.



I added Distress stain to Tim's Alpha Parts "31" and adhered to the spout.  A gruesome skeletal hand is slithering out of the spout, toward the skull on the knob.  Both were plastic toys from my kid's Halloween stash (don't tell, OK?) altered with Distress paint, ink and alcohol inks.  How do you like those eye sockets? Gotta love Stickles--it's good for what ails you! I had a few bits of Spring Greenery left from a recent project, and I gave that a little special treatment to go under the skull.


Sorry for the blurries! He has a nice smile, don't you think?



A few stars from the Paper Studio, gussied up with alcohol inks for the lid, an Idea-ology trinket holder with some trinkets from my stash.  The rectangular one was perfect for Tim's Rub-ons.  I made the bottle "cork" with Sculpey, and treated the bottle with the Faux Cracked Glass technique from  Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3  with a little Sara twist.  I stamped Tim's Little Labels potion label from Stampers Anonymous using Archival ink on tissue paper, and adhered it with Mod Podge.





I think that's it.  I think I'll pour myself a mug!  In the event you would like to make a pot of your own brew, my recipe is " Minced Mice Morsels, Fillet of Frog Feet, and Syrup of Sludge".

 I hope you enjoyed another one of my Halloween alterations! I'm running out of room to put them!  Thank you for all you wonderful inspiring comments!  I appreciate them all, and strive to respond to each and every one.

I would like to enter this in the following inspiring challenges: ( Please be sure to visit each one, because they have some awesome projects fresh from the talented design teams!)

A Vintage Journey "Heavy Metal" Challenge #16  A very special prize awarded by Country View Crafts Projects should reflect (no pun intended!) Tim Holtz's style.  I think I have achieved this by not only the use of his products and his techniques, but for his grungy, over the top style.
Country View Challenge for October "Sparkle and Shine" also sponsored by Country View Crafts! (Obvious sparkle and shine!)
Frilly and Funkie "Autumn Colors" sponsored so generously by the Funkie Junkie Boutique (I think pewters/silvers/antique golds/purples/blues/rusts all remind me of autumn, not only in our home decor, but in nature.)
Our Creative Corner "Go Rustic" Also sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique! (I chose to use rust colors on my project--not actual or faux rust.)
Eileen Hulls' Art With Heart Challenge October "Tricks and Treats"
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "O is for..." October and Halloween, of course!
Inspiration Journal "In Disguise" My coffee pot is disguised as a Witch's Brew Cauldron and Sculpey is disguised as cork. Spring greenery is disguised as ...well.. witchy magical stuff under the skull.
Artist Trading Post Exchange "Halloween" Need I say more?

29 comments:

  1. This project is so creepy Sara and so much fun, I love the way the creepy hand is coming out of the spout!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Heavy Metal Challenge at A Vintage Journey.

    Thanks also for joining in Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge 'Trick and Treats' and last but not least for joining in Inspiration Journal's 'In Disguise' Challenge too. Anne x

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    1. Awe, thank you, Anne! It's always such a treasure getting a compliment from you!

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  2. You are a busy crafty lady Sara! I love the hand coming out of the spout. Thanks for sharing another one of your awesome projects with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)

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    1. Lisa, Thank you for visiting. I kind of like that creepy hand, too! Halloween and alcohol inks just go together so nicely, don't you think?

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  3. Very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  4. wow cool project, great recipe, haha
    Thanks for showing this at Our Creative Corner!
    Groetjes Karin

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    1. Oh, you made me laugh! Happy you like my brew pot!

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  5. Another amazing transformation! Wow Sara, I just love how your mind works! I had to laugh when I read "I'm a witch before I've had my brew", too funny and so true!! I love the little charms you added and the creepy skeleton hand...eeek! I love the drips down the side, what attention to detail you have!! So much fun, big crafty hugs! :)

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    1. My word, Pamellia--you are way too generous with your praise! Your haunted house was a Grand Slam x 10! I just didn't know there was that side to you...welcome to my world! And thank you for visiting!

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  6. Oh my goodness how imaginative! Sara you are so creative! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! So nice of you to say! You are making my head swell, again!

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  7. And thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey too! Jenny x

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    1. And again! Another altered kitchen item coming your way!

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  8. Amazing transformation! That's just got to be the most creative coffee pot I've ever seen . Love your image transfers and tissue stamping, great work ! Thank you for joining our ATP Exchange toni x

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    1. Thank you, Toni! What a nice thing to say about my brew cauldron! I just picked up another one at a yard sale this weekend! Can't wait to transform that--next year!

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  9. Wow Sara, this is truly creepy and clever all at the same time! Fun inspirational creation. Hugs and Happy Crafting.

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  10. Think I'd be worried if you invited me for coffee! So inventive, the skull with those iridescent eye sockets and the creeping hand...wonderful creation Sara. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Ruth x

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    1. Come on over, Ruth! I'll make the brew! Thanks for your generous praise!

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  11. No coffee for me! Great piece!
    Thanks for joining the Art with Heart Challenge!

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    1. How about a little brew, then??? Thanks for your visit and kind words!

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  12. Hi Sara...........this is absolutely fabulous with so many amazing techniques and details. Great stamped images and I love how you used the stickles. I would love to see your home at Halloween............bet its amazing !!

    Its lovely to have you join in with us at Artist Trading Post Exchange this fortnight..hope to see you again.

    Hugs Annie xx

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    1. Hi Anne! Thank you for your sweet comment! I would love you to visit on Halloween...I'm hoping to get some photos of the Halloween display we do in our yard and post them here. Not decorating inside too much these days due to the curious kitties, just a few things, but I can't disappoint the trick or treaters-we have 100's!

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  13. Hi Sara.....Its great to have you enter this wonderful creation at AVJ this fortnight. You have incorporated so many wonderful details/techniques.....love it

    HUgs Annie x

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    1. Hi again, Annie! And thank you, again!

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  14. Wow, how to serve coffee in style!! Not sure about what's in the pot so would have to refuse a cup!! This is a totally unique and creative project Sara. I just love that there are so many wonderful details which work so well together. I really love that hand creeping out of the spout too!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at the ATP Exchange
    Julia xx

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    1. Wow! Thank you, Julia! You are making my head swell to ghastly proportions! Ok, it's Halloween, and I'll fit right in!

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  15. Thank you for your lovely comment Sara. Your alteration is stunning, I mean , creepy! Such lovely details!

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