I’ve been super busy that last couple weeks working on some party props for my little cousin’s 5th Birthday Party! It’s always was fun to work on projects that are out of my norm & learn new techniques to inspire me in my regular art!
My kitchen is still a bomb with left over materials from all the Paper Mache that I did, paint bottles strewn about, and an overall cluttered feel that all will be taken care of today. I like to tidy up the studio after the push of a big project & start fresh & new for my next project.
So here are just a few picts of some of the GIANT CANDY I made for her “Candyland” themed party. It was super fun coming up with ideas on how to make all these iconic candies!!
I was really happy with how the lollypop turned out. It was made by hot gluing 2 pieces of Foam Pipe Insulation (available at Home Depot for like $1.00) in a spiral, then I painted it, and wrapped it in clear cellophane. The Pink Candy was super simple: just a couple paper plates hot glued together, then wrapped in some shiny wrapping paper!
I was also pretty happy with how my Gumdrops looked. They were a little more complex, but basically I found a bucket (a Jack-o-Lantern candy bucket at the Dollar Store), paper mache’d 3 layers of newspaper over it, painted it pink, then… covered it with Epsom Salts! I saw this on Pinterest for modifying candles, but I thought it would be perfect for a “sugar glaze”. I brushed on a layer of Elmer’s Glue, then rolled the whole Gumdrop into the Epsom Salts. I then sealed it with a couple coats of Clear Coat.
These are 4 mini chocolates I designed based on real candy wrappers. I took some empty cookie boxes & covered them with aluminum foil. Then I designed the “wrappers” in Photoshop and cut all the different colors on my Silhouette Cameo & glued it all together. It was fun & I actually learned alot about layout in Photoshop & the Cameo Software.
And a couple more candies I made. I did the Hershey’s Kiss by just taping some newspaper together & covering it in aluminum foil. The Smarties looking candy was a tube that I painted white, cut strips of colored paper that I taped on, then covered the whole thing in cellophane. And there are some more paper plate candies that I covered with tissue paper!
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