Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dr Potter's Medicine Show

Six weeks.

That's impossible.


I recently mentioned the fun I had crafting up stuff for the cool cosplay photo shoot we did a few weeks ago. One of those projects was making up bottles of the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic which is the snake oil/patent medicine/horrible alchemical nightmare from Dr Potter's Medicine Show.

That is diluted Lipton tea in there and not actual laudanum, etc. with a bit of "tobacco for color."

The bottles were purchased from Specialty Bottle and came with those hinged metal, ceramic, and rubber tops. I just pulled the metal out of the holes in the top of the bottle and used corks from my craft stash.

I used modified, free clip art of an old vanilla label, other free clip art, downloaded fonts, and Photoshop to design a printable label. Spray adhesive sticks it to the class, and matte decoupage medium (Martha Stewart brand) waterproofs the ink.

These have been fun to have around the house, too!


  1. You are so dang good at creating labels for these fun projects. I don't have Photoshop but I could probably use PicMonkey. Next time I'm out for a visit you might have to show me how to do this. It makes your crafts so personal and look pretty dam cool.

    1. Thank you! It's more fiddly than it is difficult and I know there are other programs better suited to text stuff, but this is what I have!


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