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Alchemy, Cakes & Tiny Glass Bottles

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Miniatures

Cakes are like alchemy (in my mind). And there are 2 new Halloween-decorated 1:12 scale cakes today!

And truly alchemy: the Alchemy 12×12 Paper Pad is back (and I’m revisiting an amazing project Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey made with that paper; plus the Wide Bronze Filigree Wrap w Center Hole she bent into a tiny sconce shelf at the top of her shrine is back, too.

Plus there are a bunch of new (and tiny) little glass bottles/vials: PLUS I just put ALL Glass Bottles on sale!

The Alchemist’s Oracle

Wow! This is so beautiful! And so much thought and time went into all the little details. I’ll let Lora start off this intro (and scroll down a bit to see the wide photo showing more angles):

Oooh, this piece is kind of mysterious. In my mind the alchemist is using the oracle for calculating his transformational formulas. The planetary dials moving in sync with each other creating whispering harmonies, stopping at certain curvatures and creating patterns for the alchemist to study.

Or maybe… The mouse is the oracle. Sitting on his stool, interpreting the rotations like a fortune teller or a Tarot reader.

I drilled a hole in the back of the shadowbox (after gluing my chosen papers on the sides and back) to allow for the tea light flame to stick through.

Right after I did that I realized that the doors would not fit properly, so I decided not to use them. Too bad, because I had a fun thing I was going to do. Ah, well. Save it for next time!

After the final fussing was done in the interior and on the outside, the facade was glued on.

The runes are just completely made up. If they say anything it was an accident! (Or maybe I was channeling the mouse!)

Good work, Lora!! I particularly like the clever idea of drilling a hole and inserting the tea light so the sun lights up. Oh, one more thing: happy accident that those half scale bookcases fit on the sides to hold all of the bottles and whatnot!

Go visit Lora’s blog post for more photos and tips! Plus here’s Lora’s full supply list. And don’t forget to come back to see the new goodies (more glass bottles — and on Sale)!

More New or Back in Stock Goodies!

I love all these tiny new bottles! From a round vial just made to be a potion bottle in a Halloween scene to a tiny set of 3 square bottles that could be a tiny set of dollhouse kitchen canisters.

Plus, the 19mm Fancy Metal Drawer Pull or Box Feet at right are back (not exactly the finials Lora used on top of her shrine, but a good substitute).

See all today’s new items.

ALL Glass Bottles on Sale!

Oh… I was inspired by all those tiny glass bottles in Lora’s artwork (and this sale includes today’s new bottles, too)! ALL Glass Bottles are on sale at 25% off!

This sale ends at midnight PST, TUESDAY night, July 20th.

Psst: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off including new mark-downs!

See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

Posted by Leslie, July 18th, 2021

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