Saturday 9 May 2015

What did you expect? Pumpkin Juice?!

Well, what did you expect? Pumpkin Juice?!
~ Madam Pomfrey ~
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hi folks, today I made this Harry Potter inspired potion bottle.
In the books, this potion is given to Harry after Gilderoy Lockhart accidentally caused the bone to disappear whilst attempting to fix a broken arm.  Renowned for its vile taste, it had Harry spitting it across the hospital wing thus prompting one of Madam Pomfrey's best lines!
As with the wedding keepsake box I made, I used this tutorial for Faux Galvanised Steel by Shelly Hickox.
I used the following materials / steps:
JAR: Douwe Egberts coffee jar.  Primed with black gesso before loosely following Shelly Hickox's Faux Galvanised Steel tutorial (link above).
SKULL: Metal skull from stash.  Primed with black gesso and painted in the same way as the box.
LABEL: Created in Microsoft Word and cut out. Aged with the Tim Holtz Wrinkle-free Distress technique using Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs and Pumice Stone.
CROCHET TRIM: From my local sewing shop Cottontail Crafts.
DecoArt paints, Pinflair glue gel and Glossy Accents all from That Craft Place.
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Thank you as always for popping by.
Please can I enter this project into the following challenge(s):


  1. Hi Sam this is amazing. I love how you have altered the jar. I drank butter beer when we went to Florida I didn't like it much. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is brilliant, Thank you so much for sharing x

  3. WOW Sam! This is amazing!
    Linda xxx

  4. As a huge HP fan I think this is fab and look forward to seeing your Harry Potter themed display x

  5. WOW, Sam, this is brilliant, what a fabulous idea, love Harry Potter I do! and I have loads of them there jars, mmm...thank you for the inspiration, hugs xxx

  6. Oh wow that is incredibly awesome Sam! Any Harry Potter would want your creation :) Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Have a nice day Sam!

    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  7. WOW Sam this is amazing! I love that it looks so realistic!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. What a cool idea! Thank you for joining SFC Challenge.

    Lisa xxx


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