Day 4 - Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Eye of newt and leg of lizard - this whimsical cauldron comes from Meljen's Designs and has been coloured with my copics.

I added a few pops of colour in the beakers, but stuck to traditional green slime and brown toad.  The bubbles have been glossed and I added some home made enamel dots.

These enamel dots are so easy to make!  I simply collected some coloured pony beads and laid them out on a tray (lined with baking paper), then popped them in the oven at about 250 degrees and watched them melt.  You do notice a bit of a smell, so make sure you air the house and have good ventilation in your kitchen.  It only takes a few minutes for the beads to melt and you can use them (once cooled).  I just used a little glue to secure them to the paper.
From this angle you can see the destressed edges of the paper, the doodling and the enamel dots.  For more Halloween fun visit the rest of the blogs in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop in my sidebar.

18 comments

  1. Awesome idea to melt the beads! that's fabulous! I love your layout - may have to 'borrow' it for something! Fab colouring on your image too! Mo xxx

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  2. I need new and more words to describe awesome! The coloring is supreme and thanks for the tut on the enamel dots...you will be seeing them on something of mine soon I am sure! The colors, doodles, it all works together to make a super project!

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  3. What a fun colorful card! I love the enamel does you made, what a great dea.

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  4. layout is so perfect the image is adorable and the embellishments fit perfectly

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  5. Love it! you did a fantastic coloring job.

    Thanks for telling me how to use up my plastic bead stash.
    Yes - emphasize the ventilated room and never to do this around birds.

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  6. Lovely card, colouring is great. I think the toad might want to back up before the cauldron goo boils over hime.

    The "pony beads" you melted, are they plastic chunky beads with hole in middle? This is something I would like to try following your direction.

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  7. Love the bubbling pot....great layout and colours!

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  8. What a fabulous project, great colouring, it's so bright and cheerful!

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  9. Adorable! Love the colors and great doodling. I thought it was stitching! Those dots look great. have no idea what pony beads are, though. xxD

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  10. Awesome card! Love the tip on melting the beads, they are so cool! Really pretty coloring on the cauldron!~kim

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  11. I LOVE this piece. So simple, but every element is perfect! Beautiful coloring, layering of papers, and those enamel dots are great! I'm gonna have to try that technique....

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  12. Great meljen image. Love your project.

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  13. This image is so much fun, Love the LO.

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  14. Great project, love how colorful it is!

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  15. Fabulous card. Love that image and the patterns.

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  16. OH, I love this card! I love that tiny worm! Reminds me of Oscar the Grouch of Sesame Street! You had to be a hard core daily watcher to learn that Oscar had a pet worm! Now if I could only remember his name?

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