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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Love Potion #9

Here's a little magic for you: some love potion, a stalkery fella, and the woman of his dreams. Frank, pictured on the right, is hoping that some love potion and the button he stole from Esther's shirt will bring them together, but he'd better be careful of the dark arts! Who knows what could happen?

This shrine is constructed from two small tins. I took the lid off of one and attached it with Apoxie Sculpt to the other, forming a triptych.

Before the clay had time to dry, I pushed the half round filigree into the top, and then added the metal pieces. I also draped the rosary chain where I wanted it to be, and pushed the corner beads into the clay so that when I glued that in with some E6000, those beads would have a nice indentation to sit in. I removed the chain for painting.

Once the clay was set, I sanded it down and painted it and then begin to embellish it. Here's the story of this particular tin: Frank has for a long time had a crush on Esther. He's a wanna-be suitor, but she's just not feeling it. His plan is to send her a few letters, scented with some love potion that he purchased in a back alley from a questionable source.

The potion. Love Potion #9. It seems harmless enough, but can you ever really be sure? I'd stay away from it, based on the blackened rose and the skeleton standing by. That's a sheet of mica in the background of this niche, cut to size with a pair of scissors.

Here's poor unsuspecting Esther. Frank stole that button from her clothing in hopes of strengthening the spell. Watch out, Esther!

The back of the tin wasn't much to look at, so I crumpled up some tissue paper and affixed it with Mod Podge. It looks a bit like old leather now.

And there you have it. More magic made from Alpha Stamps products. Need a supply list? Click here!

This item is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.


  1. I love this (but I love everything you make!) - Halloween and spooky things are my favorite :)

  2. You are so inventive, love this wonderful magical triptych!


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