Sunday 25 July 2021

Mixed Media Monday.

  Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Yes you heard right, no Masterboard today because I've been busy playing with something that I have  wanted to alter for a very long time, so here goes:

Yes it's a Candy Machine.

How cute is this! Well soon it wont be!

Here I am in the cabin, been moulding a few things ready to use on the project.

Not so pretty now and while I wait for the first bits to set......

I'm moulding a few shells with clear resin and glitter.

A few more pieces added and some white Gesso to seal the plastic and make it easier to add the colour.

I like the clear resin as I find that if you heat it up after it's cured it softens slightly and you can bend it gently which is how I did this with the seahorses and then glued them to the globe. Also added some of the shells and fish that I had moulded earlier.

These are part of three Mould sets that I got from Hobbilicious. 
Two are by Finnabair and the other Zuri. 
I've attached these together with Gel medium and left it to set. I like the Art Basics by Prima but there are other makes you could use too.

Then added some Hobballs also by Hobbilicious. These are available in different sizes too and a coat of Gesso.

And so to the fun part.

This is Pentart Patina Effect which comes with this brass colour and several shades of green.

So I started adding the colour.

Looking good?

And so to the finished project.

I completed this by adding some tiny pearls.
This is the top section and I love it.

You can see some of the shells better here.

And the finished piece with the shells inside, no bubble gum I'm afraid.

I'm not sure how clear this is but I've also added Decoart Iridescent paint to the Seahorses and shells which is almost clear but looks lovely when the light shines on it.

Any way that's me done for now.
Hope you liked it.

I would love to hear your comments.

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


R's Rue said...

It’s beautiful. You did a great job. You are so creative. I love seeing what you come up with.

Crafting With Jack said...

Amazing transformation,very creative x

Sue said...

Wow Angela this is absolutely amazing! Those shells look so realistic - what a magical piece. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

Now that was a fun project and I loved how it started and then how it ended up!
Your moulds look fabulous and the clear resin with the glitter looks so pretty and great that once heated up will bend slightly x.
Wonderful texture, great colours and fabulous effects, especially with the iridescent paint.
You are so creative Angela and what a unique and clever project....even without the gum x.

Rajani Rehana said...

Great blog

Maura said...

Fantastic make! I love the steampunk bubble gum machine, and that you turned it into an ocean treasure! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a stunning make, Angela...the amount of work that's gone into this has truly been worth it. It's an extraordinary piece; I do hope that you're saving it all for yourself. Well done, you creative genius.

Spyder said...

I had to pop back here just to see the little cute duckling Gumball machine, turn into an amazing swan! ((Lyn))

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW how are so good at revamping ! Thanks for sharing

Claudia N. said...

Such a brilliant alteration, Angela!
It was such a treat to see this beauty come to life and who would believe it started out as a cheap plastic candy machine! Looking terrific!!!
Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia xxx

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