Friday 17 January 2014

Steampunk Chocolatier

As a kid I always wanted a chocolate dispensing machine well some years later my dream came true a brilliant Christmas stocking filler!!
When unwrapped, it was so Adams Familyesque just crying out to be steampunked!!

I started by removing the chocolate one by one very nice too! Although I did keep some for display purposes
I painted the entire object with a mix of DecoArt Carbon Black and Burnt Umber

Once dry I highlighted with DecoArt Metallic Lustre, Black Shimmer, Silver Spark, Iced Espresso and Gold Rush. These make a very easy metalized look, just by highlighting areas by applying with your finger tip

The dial and Label were printed using Craft Artist and distressed with black soot, walnut stain and antique linen and finished with Crackle accents.

The chocolate bar wrappers were all designed in Craft Artist and applied, the cover over them was made with clear acetate and the mini gears glued with Glossy Accents

The pipe embellishments are Prima Junk Yard Finding’s; all other embellishments are Tim Holts applied with Epoxy Resin

All steampunked, time to adjust the pressure, put in a penny and the Chocolate appears!
Hope You have enjoyed my fun project
Jools :)


  1. I love this, it's wonderful !
    Corrie x

  2. Very cool, Jools. I'm hording Bubblegum Machines for this kind of transformation. Great inspiration ♥

  3. Awesome, Jules!

    I have never before seen anything more whimsical and yummy at the same time. A brilliant make over! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
    Have to get myself some chocolate now... sadly we hardly ever get and Cadburry's over here...*sigh.

    Claudia x

  4. Oh Jools you are simply unbelievable, lol, what a totally amazing project again! Your imagination knows no bounds!! This is stunning right down to the altered chocolate wrapper!!

  5. What a great object to start with, and what a brilliant makeover, Jools, to turn it into something so fabulous it hurts - love, love, love it!
    Alison xx

  6. Wow!! Stunning make you have done a fantastic makeover
    Amanda x

  7. What an incredible transformation Jools, you would never know what is really underneath. Love the whole concept and design.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

  8. Love it Jools, such a transformation xx

  9. Terrific transformation, WOW !!! Love your Art! Coco x