#100th Post !!

Hello Helloooo

So long time no post right ?

Ah..

You see, I would have updated a long long long time ago, but I realllyyy wanted to save the 100 post for something awesome.

But … I really cant..

You see, I’ve started school again- my last year AND I got lucky enough to be enrolled in one university course..
So this just means that I’m busier than normal..

My weekends basically consist of catching up with work/ finishing work and something along the lines of that.

So I thought I’d update you on what I’ve been crafting for the past weeks(?) I’v been gone :

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AangAppa2

 

So this was a custom made listing from my Etsy. ^^ Someone wanted another Aang and Appa so I made one and sent it off to Canada !
Except, it’s a little but uglier and less cute that my first one right ? u_u Ah.. But I really tried to make it similar. Aang is more proportional in size though, so that’s probably one thing that changed.

ValentineCake

 

The longlong delayed Valentine themed cake. I made this while watching Futurama ahahaha,,
You can see that there are various shades of pink, going in a gradient upwards ^^ I added the roses and you can see a littttle bit of a blue rose peeking in the back.
It looks more like a wedding cake right ? Yeah.. ..

DomoCake

 

A Domo cake I made for fun,, I’m pretty sure this was meant to be for a friend but I decided it was a bit too ugly. Oh wells, it’ll just sit there in my craft box.
If anyone wants to buy it…please message me ahaha

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Also , in other news, I managed to sell 3 bottle art creations this month !!
I can’t believe it ! Sosososo happy that my bottle art is good enough that others would want to buy it.

So far, I’ve sold Ponyo, Aang and Appa ver.2 and I’m currently trying to work on a custom request ^^

That shall be revealed later yesyes ? I really hope it’s up to standards… ah

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So there we go.. I wasted my 100th post for this update..
I guess I’ll make my 120th post the special one and not this..

For now, I’ll be working on felt crafts ofc , still need to complete that series and then just random clay things here and there.

Just reminding you guys I haven’t disappeared or forgotten about this blog ! I check it daily , it’s just that I seem to never have time.
TIME TO MAKE TIME ?

Yeah, I know.

Kay, thanks so much for reading this !

-Cyn

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Tutorial : Aang and Appa in a bottle + A break until mock exams are over.

Hello Hello,,

Turns out, I actually had another tutorial left for you guys wahaha !
This time, it’s Aang and Appa in the glass bottle. I think that this was definitely one of the harder creations to make because it had to be so small ! Aang should have been smaller, but he was aready at like 1.4mm width…. it was too hard to make him any smaller than that ><.

Here is the listing on Etsy <– link !

Also, I apologize in advance for some of these images…. it was really late at night (as usual =”=), and since I had to zoom in a lot with my camera, the quality isn’t the best.

So let’s go !

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Materials

Materials

Appa:

  • An off white clay
  • Dark brown ( you can see that I’m about to mix the clay haha)
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • Black clay
  • Brown acrylic paint (if you don’t have it, just mix the primary colours together)

Ang:

  • Orange
  • Flesh coloured clay
  • Light blue acrylic paint
  • Yellow or gold clay

Bottle:

  • Translucent clay
  • Blue clay
  • Deco gel
  • Blue pastel
  • Glass bottle (ofc)

Base

  • For the base, take the light blue clay and squish it to the bottom.
  • I used my round tool and pushed it out.
  • For random see through(ish) bits, add little blobs of translucent clay

TLS

  • Then for the iceberg , take a blob of translucent clay, and squish it using the opening of the bottle. This is so you know how big the iceberg needs to be
  • Cut off the excess
  • For  the water effect, mix deco gel and blue pastel together

Adding TLS

  • Carefully add in the TLS into the bottom, spread it around using a tool
  • Make sure you don’t touch the sides of the bottle, it becomes a pain to clean T__T (But if you do, just use a q-tip and clean it. Try not to swish it around too much or you will end up spreading the deco gel. One hard swipe it enough !
  • Then, draw a little circle so that you’ll have a template of how big Appa should be

Iceberg

  • Before you make Appa, make the iceberg.
  • Place that piece of translucent clay into the bottle.
  • Use a tool, squish out the middle, and make a space for Appa to be.
  • Use tweezers and pinch out the edges

Appa

  • For Appa, make a round body + a tail like totoro.
  • Roll out a thin log.
  • Cut off about 6 pieces and squish one end. Those are Appa’s legs. The squished edge will help us blend easier.
  • Arrange the legs on the side of the body

Fur

  • Blend the legs and using a pointed tool, you may want to re-shape the legs a little
  • Do the same for the other side
  • Using the pointed tool add some ‘fur’ texture (kind of like how it was done in totoro)

Head

  • Using the black, roll out some tiny balls and place three on each paw
  • For the head, take a blob and squish in the middle

Main body shape

  • Attach the head into the body
  • and with brown clay push it into the middle
  • Add the top of Appa’s head and his snout
  • Add a black triangle for the nose

Appa

  • Roll out the black (horns? ) and place them on top of his head. You may want to make some indents before you put them in
  • Take a blob of brown, and kind of like the iceberg, make a little base for Aang to sit in.
  • Place it onto Appa’s back
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn him !

Painting the face

  • Once he has cooled down, paint on his eyes.

Appa in bottle

  • Place him the iceberg and see if he will fit. If not just make some space for him
  • That black circle is just showing you some effects you can make. I used the pointed tool and pushed in the clay. The deco gel seeped in and now it looks more … icey ? I dont know ahahaha

Painted

  • With the brown paint, add the rest of the details on Appa.
  • Glaze ! :D
  • You can see on the ruler, Appa measures about 1.5 cm . Really tiny ! That’s why he was so hard to make T__T I started over several times.

Aang

  • For ang, take the yellow clay and make a small cone-ish shape
  • Roll out the orange clay thinly and cut off a strip. Wrap it around the top of Aang
  • Take the flesh coloured clay and make Aang’s head.
  • Bake ! Not too long !

Painting Aang

  • Mix a really light blue
  • Paint on the arrow on Aang’s head
  • Add some eyes, and if you want a smile…. I regret adding it on haha, he looks weird..
  • (You can see how small he is, I had to use tweezers to hold him or else my fingers would have been in the way of the camera)

Completed

  • Bake the bottle for about 10 minutes
  • Stick Aang into the top of Appa’s platform (?) thing.
  • Carefully place both of them onto the iceberg.
  • You can see that it kind of looks different from before. I kept repositing Appa and accidently broke pieces off the iceberg T___T so gutted…

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And it’s done  ! YAY :D

Completed

There you go !
If you ever make this, please make sure you take your time. It’s so easy to make mistakes since the scale of these type of creations are so small.
Ahh, I hope this tutorial was easy to understand ^^
Two more weeks and I’m going to have my mock exams so I haven’t had time to make anything new. I think I’ll go on a short break on the tutorials for now.

Thanks for reading !
I’ll be back soon !

-Cyn