May 10, 2013

You have to label your jars, or you'll forget what you put in them....

Today I only had time for a quick project and so I've decided to make potion labels. I actually spend over an hour making this really nice label with a nicer swirly border and I was very satisfied with it. But when I scaled it down to size and printed it, it was so light it barely showed on the paper. I don't exactly know why that is, perhaps it's because the lines on the border weren't very thick.... I'll have to try some new borders sometime.

But for today I just made up new potion names and used the label template I already had from my previous attempt at potions from beads.

The labels are big enough to be readable. 

I tried making lids this way but I'm not very satisfied with the result. I also tried one in black but it's not much better. But I did love an idea Jane over at minifanaticus had - to make a few examples from Fimo, then make a mould and then make resin casts. I think that clear "glass" lids would be way better... if I can pull it off that is :)

And I tried photographing the pickled bat again. It looks really great in person.

Just playing with a scene and some of the minis I made..... This will look good all put together someday!

Now I need to wait for mould putty to arrive from the UK next week and then I can make the lids.

Until next time!



  1. Ahh awesome your going to try the lids ;)

    Your jars turned out amazing! I did the same scrolled border once and it just looked smeared after I scaled it, I think thicker lines might work.

  2. I am curious what you come up to for the lids. I love the labels on the jars, they are just wonderful!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. I like the labels. I'm curious to see the lids, now.
    Bye, Faby

  4. pues creo que esas etiquetas te han quedado muy bien , lo de las tapas siempre es un poco engorroso , pero seguro que encontraras la solucion



  5. Hi Illyria, thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left on my blog. They really made my day.
    When I was looking up names for my potions I used the following sites:
    I also looked on here
    so that I could have jars of named feathers, toenails, slime etc.

    Have fun!!