experimental mushrooms

quidam2April 12, 2011

Hi all! Just thought I would show some things I have been experimenting with----caulking and coffee grounds for mushrooms.

On the first one I glued two rocks together using super glue, E6000 adhesive and caulking. I used the caulk also to make the gills. Then I spray painted it and highlighted the gills with acrylic paint.

The second two are made from, what I believe to be, drape tiebacks (TS find). I added caulk in a design on the green one and caulk and coffee grounds on the reddish one. At first I just pressed the coffee grounds into the caulk but had to later put clear adhesive and more coffee grounds. I spray painted and covered with an acrylic spray. The coffee grounds haven't been tested with time yet.

The other mushroom is one I made a long time ago from a light cover and a brass candle base.

The mushrooms are rustic, as I had wanted, and they will do. But I really just wanted to show the uses for caulk and coffee grounds. I had fabulous result with the grounds used on wood and applied with wood glue but that would be more for an indoor application.


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No pics attached!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 5:29PM
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Oops! I attached them. I don't know what happened. Let's try again!

Here is a link that might be useful: mushrooms

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 9:49PM
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Pics are attached now...Some good lookin' 'shrooms! Like the diff colors & textures you used! Happy GJ'ing! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:32PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Very nice, great ideas for adding texture and detail to projects. Thanks for showing those.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:55PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I just love the rock ones with the gills. Never thought to make gills out of caulk. Great ideas!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 7:22AM
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Very Cool shrooms!!! Luv em!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 9:19AM
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Marlene Kindred

Very cool mushrooms! Love the lamp "mold" that you used...those are my favorites!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 9:50AM
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