Make Miniature Hidden Potion Books using miniature decorative bottles and DIY handmade books. *I searched Etsy and a linked site trying to find if these were still for sale – and had no luck finding this seller.
You can make the DIY miniature handmade books from tutorials I’ve already posted (see roundup below) and combine it with this super easy DIY Book Safe from Wikihow
Make this DIY Swirling Magic Potion with 2 ingredients (not counting water).
…this is a quick and easy technique for creating a swirling, iridescent liquid that looks great as a potion, bound spirit, or fuel inside the reaction chamber of some infernal mechanism. Just shaking the bottle produces a wonderful pearlescent turbulence, and the effect is considerably enhanced if you can illuminate the liquid.
The magic ingredient is Mica Powder. The author said that the mica powder could be suspended in liquid longer if you added glycerin (found at drugstores and I use them in snowglobes and “keep calm” jars). One commenter wrote this:
I have been making a very similar effect that uses a couple of drops of silver paint instead of mica powder. The paint is Folk Art brand Metallic Silver Sterling, and you can find it pretty much everywhere in the US. You will also notice it settling a little at the bottom but just give it a shake and it’ll swirl again. Although it doesn’t have the almost colour-changing effect that the mica powder does when it settles and gets shaken up.
A bunch of people asked me to make a tutorial about how I did my glowing lyrium potion, so I finally made one! It works for any kind of glowing potion you want to drink so you can use any liquid. It’s also really, really, really easy.
Supplies – pick your Lyrium (I used Blue Gatorade for my first potion and am using blue vodka for this tutorial because I am an adult), waterproof LEDs (that waterproof part is important, I used plain white ones but any color will work depending on your potion, I recommend getting a bunch of these because sometimes you get a dud, and they glow for 8+ hours but they do fade over time), glass bottles with corks, non-toxic glue, leather or clothe cording, a knife or tiny scissors.
Clean your bottles and your LEDs.
Hollow out the inside of your cork with a knife or scissors. You want a little space for the LED to snugly sit in.
Attach the LED to the cork with a touch of non-toxic glue. Turn on the LED at this point too.
While the glue sets up, fill your glass bottle with your lyrium or potion.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to mess with hollowing the cork and gluing the LED into place, you can also just “frost” over the bottom of your glass and drop the LED straight in. The LED sinks and the “frost” disguises it. I used a touch of white acrylic paint to frost it. It took about 30 seconds.
Back to the cork method! – Once the glue has dried and the cork is secure, pop it back into the bottle.
Wrap your leather cording around the neck of the bottle to disguise the LED hanging there.
And done! Go drink your lyrium like the drug addicted Templar you are!