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Maker's Monday: Poison Bottle

I made one Poison Bottle and loved how it turned out so I wanted to make another. After putting out a distress call on Facebook, a friend sent me an empty essential oil bottle. Gotta love co-conspirators!

Supplies:
1 small brown bottle (I used an essential oil bottle)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Tim Holtz Adirondack Ink in Teakwood
1 Tim Holtz Spooky ephemera 'Poison'
Ranger Perfect Pearls (Bronze tone with Perfect Medium and brush)
A piece of jute or string of some sort
Glossy Accents



Tools:
Tim Holtz Blending Tool and pad


Additional Items:
Cotton swabs
Instructions:


1.  I removed the label, cap, tamper-safe ring, and dropper cap from the essential oil bottle and washed and dried the bottle and cap. I threw out the tamper-safe ring and dropper cap.



2.  Next, I put the cap on my painter palette and added drips of the alcohol ink. As it dripped down the sides, I used one cotton swab to hold the cap steady and the other to "paint" the cap with the ink. 
3.  While the ink dried, I added ink to the ephemera with the blending tool. I used Vintage Photo and edged the paper first then smudged over the whole piece of paper. I swapped out blending pads and added just a smudge of Black Soot. 

4.  Initially, I was going to use double-stick tape to hold the label onto the jar, but wanted this to be a longer-lasting piece so I opted for squiggles of Glossy Accents instead. Before I did that, I made bends in the label so it would curve nicely against the bottle. After a few seconds of holding the label in place, the adhesive was dry. Another reason I love Glossy Accents!

5.  The cap was finally dry so I twisted it onto the bottle and used my finger to dab on Perfect Medium. I used the brush in my Perfect Pearls kit and dipped it into the lid of the bronze-toned pearls. With very light strokes, I "painted" over the cap and the Pearls stuck to the spots where the Medium was. Nice!


Just a bit of bronzer...
 6.  I had saved the twine from the galvanized sheet I used in my Halloween Wreath and it wrapped around the bottle perfectly! I made a simple knot and glued the ends in place.



 I love how this little bottle turned out! It looks great with the other spooky goodies on my shelf - the room is really looking creeptastic!



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