Potion-Ingredient Jar




Hello my dear witches and wizards!

Today I want to present to you this wonderful and easy potion-ingredient-jar!

As you can see it is self-protecting and suits all your small but valuable ingredients like dragon-fangs, snake-venom or even unicorn-hair!

You want to know how to make one for yourself?

Then let's get started!

Step 1: The Jar

You will need a container to your liking.

I used an old Vitamin-pill container.

First of all you need to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff on your container...

Step 2: Sand and Create

Take your container and some sand-paper and sand it thoroughly.

Do not leave a spot out, since the paint can't cling to the smooth surface of the container otherwise.

Once you have sanded your container, you can start creating.

I prefer to sketch things out in pencil first.

Step 3: Glue and Paint

Use a hot-glue gun to paint your design onto the container.

Wait until the glue is dry and hard before applying your primary-colour.

The primary-colour can be whatever colour you like.

Make sure you cover the whole container.

Step 4: Dust and Dirt

Once your primary-colour has dried you can start with the secondary-colour. For this I suggest very dark colours like dark-brown or black.

Dust and Dirt will find hold in cracks and gaps the most, so I suggest applying some paint around your design.

Use a paper-towel to rub off excessive paint.

Apply some thin paint on your container and rub it with the paper-towel instantly to give it a dirty look.

If something got too dirty you can always go over it with your primary-paint again.

Step 5: The Cap

My cap has some grooves that were hard to reach with a paper-towel.

I used a thin brush to apply black paint into them and rubbed the excess off with the paper-towel.

Then I applied some of my primary-paint into the towel and rubbed over the cap again.

After that I proceeded like I did with the container: Applying thin paint and instantly rubbing it with the paper-towel.

Step 6: Decorate and Finish

If you are happy with how it looks, you are done now.

I was unsatisfied though. I wanted something on top of the jar.

So I looked through all kind of stuff to find something useful for my jar.

The skeletons I used in the end are some figurines from "Warhammer fantasy" I used to collect when I was younger.

They were already sprayed black, so I just had to apply some silver and glue them together. (They come in parts)

For that I put some silver paint onto my paper-towel and carefully rubbed the parts with it. Then I glued them to the cap of the container and let them dry.

After that I added some more black paint to my cap, especially around the skeletons.

Since I doubt that most of you will have some Warhammer lying around at home, I suggest using some small toy-animals or other tokens. You might have to sand them, if they have a shiny surface, so the paint sticks.

Have fun!

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    2 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I like this. A question I have that isn't exactly related to the project, is there an easy way to get into war hammer?

    1 reply

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! :D

    About Warhammer... Honestly I never got to play... It got too expensive really quickly, and I wasn't all too happy with my painting-skills back then, so I never finished my army... There is a rule-book, though... And for each species there is a book too. My brother played with his friends, and it seemed quite reasonable what they did. :)

    I prefer Bloodball though. Have you heard about it? It's a board-game based on Warhammer and American football. The rules are not as complex as with Warhammer and it's not as expensive. ;)