Thursday, July 12, 2012

Willy Wonka Inspired Decorative Tile

One of my favorite movies as a child was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  The idea of living in such a weird world of imagination excited me.  My favorite scene in the movie was just after the characters entered the factory when Willy Wonka showed them the fruit wall paper that tasted like fruit.

As a child my Grandmother has wallpaper in her kitchen that was very similar to this:

Needless to say it did not taste like fruit.

Recently, I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with my girls.   As I watched the movie I remembered how much I loved this one scene.  I remembered how much it sparked my imagination as a child.  This is when I decided to see what I could create with Creative Paperclay based on my favorite scene from on of my favorite movies.

Here are the products I used for my project:
Creative Paperclay(R)
Acrylic Paint (various colors)
3D Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixers in Bronze, Gold, and Shimmer Garnet

 I used about 1/3 of an 8 oz package of Creative Paperclay(R), rolled it out and cut it to measure approx. 5" x 4".
Then I started shaping the fruit.

 These are the finished pieces.
 I painted the tile with ivory acrylic paint.
 Then I painted the fruit in various colors.
 After the paint was dry I broke out my 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers in Bronze, Gold, and Shimmer Garnet.
 I painted all of the pieces with the lacquer and mixers.
 Then I used the 3D Crystal Lacquer to adhere the pieces of fruit to the tile and gave the whole piece a top coat of lacquer.
This is the finished project:


Terri Sproul said...

wow, great job, they look so real...

Barbara Moore said...

You're fruit does look so real! What a wonderful job you did on this project.

Kelly Donovan said...


Debbie Buckland said...

Wonderful work of art! They look so real.

Barbara Rankin said...

This is so cool, and they look so real, good enough to eat. :)