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I LOVED making this!!!  SOOO fun!!

Specimens!  and some blood too!!
I got the awesome SpecimenBottles from the Altered Pages store.  Then, I had to find things to put in them.

I also got the AWESOME G45 Steampunk Spells Paper.  And that made it soooo easy because one of the sheets of paper had these titles on it.  SO I just had to try to make what they said.  Here, you see my version of Beetle Juice, a mixture of worms and scorpion parts.  The Elixir tags are also from the Altered Pages site.  I used them to write what was in the bottle or jar.  You just saw a rats tail!!

Now you see the Eye of Newt, Wool of Bat and Toe of frog (poor frog!).  And a better look at the "Blood"!!

Finally, a Zombie finger!!

I hope you make your own Specimens!


  1. Those must be some huge Newts! I enjoy any apothecary project. I collect odd looking bottles all year long. Thanks for sharing more ideas.

  2. What a great scene these bottles make. Great project.

  3. EEEK! So fun! Love the whole display. xxD

  4. Great creations Daniella! Love your labels and bottle specimens. You must have been very busy in your laboratory! Looks like you had lots of fun!

  5. I just emptied a capers jar that will make for wonderful gory goodness!

  6. ohh that is just really spooky...eek!@

  7. Wonderful job! Love how you made them vintagey, the beetle juice one is my fav!

  8. Wonderfully fun and creepy!

  9. I love this collection of specimen jars! Nicely done, they're all so creepy LOL!

  10. Awesome specimen bottles!!! So much fun!! Fab! mo x

  11. WOW... Not sure I want to open any bottles at your house.... this is fantastic!!!! Great labels for the gruesome contents!


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