Hey Creative, bonus for you, hard candy lollipops! Today not only are we sharing felt and canvas lollypops stamped with my Artfoamies stamps, I thought it would be super fun to share a yummy candy recipe with you in case cooking is more your speed! I made these felt beauties on Mixed Media Monday, this is what they look like finished, stuffed and sewn. The felt candy would look great as a tree ornament, party favor or on a gift! These candy stamps are so fun for your artsy journals and canvases as Michelle shares her tribute to Willie Wonka canvas.
Here is a close up of the gumdrop – there are three foam stamps in the Lollipops kit
I loved making this stamp set because of my nostalgia for those old-fashioned candies!
Michelle did a fabulous job capturing the traditional colors here…
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon, apple or cherry flavoring
- 1/8 teaspoon yellow, green or red liquid food coloring
- Place lollipop sticks in hard candy molds or arrange sticks 3 in. apart on greased foil-lined baking sheets; set aside.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover and cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
- Remove from the heat; stir in flavoring and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong. Immediately pour into prepared molds or pour free-form over ends of lollipop sticks on baking sheets. Let cool before removing.
We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
1 each: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
What Michelle had to say about this project and her inspiration!
Lately, I have been thinking about some of my favorite childhood stories. One story, in particular, is by Roald Dahl and movie featuring the late Gene Wilder- “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”. I created a canvas heavily inspired by Willy Wonka. The FANTASTICAL Lollipops Art Foamies by Rita Barakat is a perfect accent for this delicious story. The moment I laid eyes on these candy stamps, I knew they had to be used in this project. To mimic lemon and blueberry stripes as the background I used pale yellow and blue acrylic paints. The candy stamps, are full of vibrant color. to achieve the colorful treats I used a variety of paints, watercolor pencils, markers, and paint washes. I also incorporated Rinea Paper Foil for the Willy Wonka Top Hat and the golden tickets.
I remembered reading the book for the first time. How magical it would be to step into a world created of candy! Rivers of chocolate and flowers made of delicious sugar confections still make my mouth water. This story always brings happy childhood memories to mind. Now, every time I see this canvas I think fondly of this beloved story.
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