Baymax is approximately 1.3cm tall sitting in his own glass bottle.
Height of bottle is 4cm including the cork, and 2cm in diameter.
I thought the combination of colours were a bland, so I wrapped some red twine around the neck of the bottle.
Just something I quickly made for the sake of an update heh.
Thanks for reading !
(Requests are always open btw.. it seems like I’m just not inspired by anything to make craft lately)
Long time no post again..
Just posting to say that I’m actually on holiday in a week. However, it’s also coming up to my end of year exams, so I can’t promise the amount of new posts you’ll be seeing.
Although, after 22 November I’ll be truely free :D ! YEY
For now, Totoro sleeping in a bottle.
- Brown clay
- Dark green clay
- Light green clay
- Super sculpey
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Yellow Acrylic paint
- Miniature glass bottle w/ cork
- Deco gel or TLS
- Mix the dark green and light green clay until you get a shade you want (mix enough of this colour to be able to make the whole background)
- Add a small drop of TLS or deco gel in the bottom of the glass bottle.
- Take out a small piece of the green clay and place it in the bottom to make the base
- Even it out using a tool. As usual I chose my ball tool to add that texture
- For this part, I used two different tweezer tools
- Take some clay and place it in the bottle. Press it into the side of the glass
- Take any tool you have (like a paintbrush etc), and use that to spread the clay around onto the sides of the class
- I used the tweezers to help me to this, plus even out the surface
- With the rest of the clay, place it in the bottle. There needs to be enough so that you’ll be able to make the indent for Totoro to sit in.
- You can see some texture I added by tweezers and needle tools
- Using tools, create an indent in which Totoro would be placed in.
- There isn’t a set method to achieve this, so just play around and use angled tools (in my case, Tweezers) to create texture and the shape
- Take a small blob of super sculpey and make it so that one end is slightly narrower than the bottom end
- Take some smaller blobs, flatten them and place it on the base shape
- Using a very fine needle tool ( I used a real needle), add the texture which would be Totoro’s fur. I used the same technique as from my original Totoro in a bottle
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes
- Then, take some more smaller blobs and create Totoros’ arm and his snout. You only need one arm because you’ll only be able to see one side of him
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes
- Take TINY blobs of clay and create his ears ( I accidently made my ears crooked)
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Place it in the background you made. You may have to adjust the indent slightly to that Tototor fits nice and snug
- Using black, white and yellow paint mix light grey and light yellow
- Add Totoro’s base coats,
- I find that in order to get a really smooth coat, mixing the acrylic with water really helps
- Once everything is as smooth as you like it to be, add tiny details such as his whiskers, eyes, nose and fur arrow things ^ ahahah
- Here he is completely painted
- You can really see there how crooked his ears were….
- Add some TLS in the place where Totoro would sit and place him in
- It looked a little empty so I made a tree stump with the brown clay
- Bake whole bottle for about 10 minutes
Here he is completed !
Overall, it took me about 5 hours to make him ^^
I hope this tutorial was easy enough to understand !
Thanks for reading ^^
* Totoro sleeping in a bottle (The scene before Mei finds him)
* Resetti from Animal Crossing
Tutorials of these will be up soonsoon
So after that failure that happened to me, I started to make it again the next morning.
And this time I succeeded !
Here it is :
And the listing : [Link]
I know it looks a bit boring, but I don’t know….
It was way to hard to make Sophie, Howl or the actual castle,, so for now just the Scarecrow, Calicifer and the dog.
In the future, I hope to remake this creation and improve it, I’m not really satisfied with this verison at the moment =”=
In other news, I was going through my blog entries and WOW
Tutorials have not been up for so long ! The last one was for Rilakkuma felt plush but other than that, they’re just boring posts about how busy I am.
Sorry guize, I have been way too off track the purpose of this blog.
I promise to post a tutorial for something within the next couple of days (Y) ^^
For now, does anyone have any particular requests ? That way I can post tutorials quicker because I know what exactly to make it for ohoo,,
Anyway, thanks for reading !
And I hope you like this creation so far
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 !
- 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)
- Flesh coloured clay
- Light blue acrylic paint
- Yellow or gold clay
- Translucent clay
- Blue clay
- Deco gel
- Blue pastel
- Glass bottle (ofc)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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 !
- Once he has cooled down, paint on his eyes.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 !
- 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)
- 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…
And it’s done ! YAY :D
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 !
Hello my readers :D,
Today’s tutorial will be on how I made the “Totoro in a Bottle”.
Now, for this craft, I found it kind of hard T___T . This is because, you’re making everything on such a small scale, and only the Totoro was made outside of the bottle. The tree and everything was sculpted in the bottle which doesn’t give you a lot of freedom.
Just take your time when making things on such a small scale,,,
Here we go ^^
Etsy Listing here : https://www.etsy.com/listing/107656893/my-neighbour-totoro-totoro-in-a-bottle
- Dark grey
- Mini glass bottle with cork
- Dark Brown (Tree trunk)
- Green (Grass)
- Yellow (for stomache)
- Sculpey Studio Nutmeg (For acorn)
- Brown (Top of acorn)
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Mix the dark grey and white together, this will be the main colour of Totoro.
- Shape the grey into an egg shape
- Push in the sides and pinch out the top to form the ‘head’ part.
(Sorry these images are so blurry..)
- Take a small blob of grey, and shape it into a small semi circle
- Taking a rounded tool, push in the middle, this will give you the edges you will be for blending.
- Attach the the bottom of Totoro, and blend the edges away. Use a tool for this, the tail for mine was only about 4mm.
- Here is what his Body looks like so far.
- Since Totoro’s stomach fur is an off-white, mix the yellow with the white.
- Roll out the light yellow thinly,
- Cut it into a round-ish shape
- Place on the Totoro, and if you need to , adjust the round-ness
- To make the stomach furry, use the needle tool and drag the clay outward.
- Do this in layers, starting from outside.
- To make sure Totoro would fit into the opening of the bottle, I placed it over him
- As you can see, he was way too big T__T.
- Trim off any excess clay, and reshape his body
- Roll out two VERY small logs, and place onto Totoro’s head
- Carefully blend away the edges, if you look closely, you can see the marks I made.
It does get very difficult at this point since the ears are about 1 – 1.5 mm in thickness.
- Mix the black and white to make a grey.
- Using a pointed tool, draw the ” ^ ” shape on the fur. Be very careful, because with the texture, it will be very hard to remove any mistakes.
- Then draw the rest of the face.
- Next, place the blob of green into the glass jar.
- Use a rounded tool, and spread the clay evenly, covering the bottom of the jar.
- To make it look ‘grassier’, use the needle tool and push in a pattern on the side of the jar.
- To seal in the paint, glaze over Totoro’s face.
- Then, using tweezers, place him into the middle of the grass.
- Take a blob of brown, and roll it out.
- Place it onto the spot where you want the tree stump to be.
- I found that my tweezers worked well for adding pattern into the tree trunk.
- To make the roots, roll out two small logs, and place by the base of the tree. Blend !
- To add support for a branch, roll out a tiny bit of foil
- Cover with brown
- Make a tiny leaf, and place it onto the branch.
- Carefully use tweezers and place it into the tree.
- If you want, make a small acorn, and place it by Totoro.
- Then, place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn Totoro !
I didn’t put it in the oven for too long because, I wasn’t sure whether the glass could stand the heat.
- Once baked, add some glue (that dries transparent), put it around the cork and close off the bottle.
Here it is completed :D
And for Totoro’s surroundings, it’s completely up to you.
The colours for the creation was quite soft, and I was going to add in apple in to add some contrast, but it was too out of place.
If you want, for the grass shade, use something a little more bright and ‘awake’.
I know this was long, but thanks for reading !
This is just a quick update of what I made when I had ‘dial-up’ speed internet…
I made Totoro in a bottle !
Since I love Studio Ghibli so much, I think Totoro deserves his own post..
I did make him a bit too pudgy though…..
And as usual, a tutorial of this will be up… not sure when, but it will be up.
I hope to make a series of Studio Ghibli characters and put them in their own glass bottles :3
(The glass bottles measure 4cm in height not including the cork. It’s 2cm in diameter, and the opening is about 1.5cm…. Totoro had to be about 1cm wide in order to fit inside..)
Thanks for reading !