This is just something I made for a birthday a couple of months ago and didn’t get around to posting until now. Totoro was requested so … yup.
I had these boxes I bought from Daiso which are for displaying figurines, so I thought I’d make something inside them.
Each animal represented someone, so yep.
Since I can’t actually bake the plastic, I lined the sides that I would work on with grease proof paper and taped it on with masking tape.
I make that part that Totoro would sleep in on the paper so I can get the form right when I baked it.
This is what the inside would look like before I baked everything
It took several layers of paint on the sides of the container before it reached an opaque stage.
And then as usual I manage to mess up right before I complete it.
You can see the fingerprints I left on the container in the top image, and I basically did the worst job of trying to clean it off.
I ruined the plastic and had to move the whole scenery into another container (which is the completed image).
This container had a lot more height to it.
To be honest, I didn’t want to paint the inside of it because I liked how “roomy” it looked like this.
But because I needed to blend in that green piece of clay, I had to paint a portion of it.
I also had to trim the the clay that sat on the base of the container.
I used masking tape and created a guideline. I decided to go diagonal outwards from the centre.
To blend in the edges of the green piece even more, I added texture using the acrylic paint.
At this point, I also started making the little animals. Each one is about 1cm in length and I went for the “realistic” take on the animals instead of the usual cartoon take.
Here are all the animals.
I did a pretty bad job on the paint, and I probably should have glazed it.
Aaand that’s about it.