This is an idea I’ve been wanting to try for a while ...making some specimen jars.
I love all the witch and potion jars that other haunters have created and thought it would be fun to take a stab at this project with my own twist.
My specimen jars will look (hopefully) like they’ve come out of a 1950’s B-movie.
I will be using a combination of different techniques to created what I hope is almost a steampunk feel, heavy metal lids, complex locking mechanisms, rusted gears, coils, springs…a host of adornments that will hint at the danger locked inside each container.
This project started by taking 22 miscellaneous glass jars and staining the inside by coating them with a variety of shellacs and varnishes.
Oak stain for example gave clear glass a nice aged yellow look.
This project is a potpourri of creative fun; designing the lids, figuring out what goes inside and creating the labels.
Good creepy fun!