Hello everyone, Alison here from Words and Pictures, and today I've an Apothecary's ATC to share with you.
I love the the Apothecary Bottles which form one of the fabulous Mini Wood Shapes sets, and I wanted to play with them to see whether I could get a glassy glossiness going.
I used DecoArt paints in shades of blues and greens to start with. And I used some Interference blues and greens down one side to add a touch of sparkle as though light is hitting them.
Then I added Glossy Accents to some and crackle glaze to a couple of others. There's almost no sign of crackling, so I don't know what happened there, but I'm not particularly bothered either!
While the glossy topcoats were drying, I tackled the background. I used one of the plain ATC blanks (though there are plenty of fancier ATC blanks if you fancy them!), and started by giving it a coat of crackle paint. Over that I stamped some scribbled equations (from a Brett Weldele set) in Archival ink to go behind all the lotions and potions, and added some shading with some more paint.
I'm a bit cross that I didn't check back with the original placement before the final gluing down of the bottles - I didn't get them quite in the right positions on the finished ATC - bah! Nonetheless, once I'd added some extra shading for the bottles to "stand on", I was pretty pleased with the result.
I added a word sticker, shaded with similar colours and finished with a topcoat of Glossy Accents - sometimes you have to just keep moving forward with a project!
The bottles do gleam in the sunlight - but I've got some ideas about how to get them glassier next time so watch this space in the future!
And who knows what strange concoctions are inside? That the apothecary keeps to himself - the only clues lie in those scribbled formulae and equations...
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