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Peculiar Plants! Artwork x2 and SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Halloween, Miniatures, Nichola Battilana, Shannon Cooper

I love the projects today! In addition to a whimsical new Mini Peculiar Plants by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper, I’ve added photos of a related Potterific Magical Fruit Stand by Nichola Battilana! AND I’ve put the supplies for BOTH of them in a new collection and created a discount code for 20% off those suppiles! More info on the sale is below (and remember that all of the supplies mentioned ‘tween here and there are included in the sale)!

Mini Peculiar Plants by Shannon Cooper

Oh my… those eyeballs! I love that eyeball plant Shannon made (and lucky for us, she includes a mini tutorial on making your own stalks of eyeballs in her blog post)! The eyes are just polymer clay slices, surrounded by newly-made clay eyelids; all on wire stems stabbed into a mini house plant.

The rest of the display ain’t shabby either! So many cute mini containers and plants, restyled to a Halloween theme by a label here or a skull bead there…

Here’s a bit of intro from Shannon’s blog post:

Yesterday, right in the middle of doing eleventy thousand things, I had this brilliant idea to drop everything, ignore people, sit down, and make something. You know, as one does when one’s To Do is two pages long.

It started with this fabulous Wood Plant Stand with Drawer from Alpha Stamps. This thing’s been untouched for a little while now, mostly because I had so many different plans for it. Would it be a display shelf for a bakery, loaded with bread? Storage shelves for mini art supplies? A kitchen shelf for cookbooks and pots and pans? It eventually turned into what it’s meant to be: a plant stand. With a bit of spooky sprinkled here and there. 😀

The first thing I did was give the plant stand a nice wash of diluted black acrylic paint, then a dry brushing of some metallic silver, eggshell, and dark brown paints in various spots. The same thing was done to all of the pots, baskets, and chipboard pieces. I used alcohol ink to cover the miniature planter with foliage (on the bottom shelf behind the skull plant). It’s such a cute plant as is, but I ended up plucking the pink flowers it came with and replaced them with orange fall foliage.

Nice work, Shannon! Learn more about the project in Shannon’s post and see all the goodies she used in her Supply List (and remember all those items are on sale — see the bottom of this post for more info).

Potterific Magical Fruit Stand by Nichola Battilana

I’m going back a coupla years for this beauty by Nichola! That mandrake certainly links her project into my “Peculiar Plants” theme today! 🙂 Scroll down a bit to see the cart that Nichola decorated for her fruit stand, too.

Here’s some text from Nichola’s blog post as intro:

Any time I’m asked to do a project, my mind immediately wonders if I can turn it into something Potter themed. It’s an illness. A compulsion. An obsession! I might need help.

AlphaStamps: Nichola, do you want to make a miniature fruit stand?

Me internally: Was there fruit in Harry Potter?

Yes… yes there was.

But first, the stand. I’ve taken the Small Peddlers Cart and added a roof to it. Nothing fancy, just some card-stock and then more card as shingles. I’ve also added a shelf (again, simple card-stock) so that I could achieve height with the products I placed inside. I really wanted to chock this little cart with loads of goodies!

There’s a patch of moss on the roof (because it’s damp up there) and a few toadstools have sprouted. The toadstools were handmade with Creative Paperclay and the ‘moss’ is Green Turf Grass and didn’t go nuts with it, a little sprinkling in the corner was plenty.

What a beautiful mini project! More info is in the original blog post and/or see Nichola’s supply list (yep… on sale, too… see below for info on the discount code).


NEW Sale: Peculiar Plants Artwork Supplies

This is a coupon sale that includes all the supplies from BOTH projects above!

Use coupon PLANTS when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices!

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, August 14th at midnight PST.

I’ve already highlight quite a few of the sale items above with each project, but 3 more are shown below. See the entire sale collection here! And remember to use the coupon PLANTS when checking out!

Posted by Leslie, August 12th, 2021

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