Tutorial : Totoro sleeping in a bottle

Hello hello,

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

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For now, Totoro sleeping in a bottle.

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Materials

Materials

  • 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

Adding Base

  • 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

Adding Back

 

  • 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

Complted back

 

  • 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

Adding more

 

  • 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

Totoro

 

  • 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

Adding head

 

  • 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

Completed

 

  • Take TINY blobs of clay and create his ears ( I accidently made my ears crooked)
  • Bake for 5 minutes

Testing in bottle

 

  • Place it in the background you made. You may have to adjust the indent slightly to that Tototor fits nice and snug

Paint

 

  • Using black, white and yellow paint mix light grey and light yellow

Painting

 

  • 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

Painted completely

 

  • Here he is completely painted
  • You can really see there how crooked his ears were….

Overall

 

  • 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

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Finished

 

Here he is completed !

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Overall, it took me about 5 hours to make him ^^
I hope this tutorial was easy enough to understand !

Thanks for reading ^^

-Cyn

 

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Tutorial : Totoro in a bottle.

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

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Materials

Materials

  • Dark grey
  • White
  • 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
Shape
  • 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.
Tail
(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.
Fur1
  • Here is what his Body looks like so far.
  • Since Totoro’s stomach fur is an off-white, mix the yellow with the white.
Fur2
  • 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
size
  • 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
Completed Shape
  • 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.
  • Bake
Painting
  • 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.
Grass
  • 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.
Tree
  • 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 !
Branch
  • 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.

Acorn

  • 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.

Glass

  • Once baked, add some glue (that dries transparent), put it around the cork and close off the bottle.

Completed

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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 !

-Cyn

Totoro !

Hello Helloo,,

This is just a quick update of what I made when I had ‘dial-up’ speed internet…

Totoro

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 !

-Cyn

Tutorial : (Alice In Wonderland) White-rabbit Mont Blanc (rement)

Hello !

Finally, the Alice in Wonderland rement tutorial !
These ones were the original ones I made after watching RRCherryPie’s video.

I saw it, and I knew that it would be easy to make. As you know, I’m running out of white clay, so I just used other colours.

Here we go !

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Materials

  • Brown clay
  • white clay
  • Red clay
  • A small blob of light yellow clay
  • Circle cutter
  • Pastels (brown + orange)
  • Toothbrush
  • Brush
Mixing the cololurs
  • Mix the white with the brown
  • Split your clay into two. The larger one is for the body, and the smaller one is for the details that will be used on top.
Cutting out shape
  • Split that larger clay into two, and roll it out. Try to make them the same thickness (I messed up =”=)
  • Roll out the red clay, this should be slightly thinner than the brown.
  • Stack : brown , red, brown
  • Use your circle cutter, and cut out the shape
Making the ears
  • Take the light yellow clay and split into two
  • Roll it into a shape of a grain of rice + flatten
  • Texture with toothbrush
  • Shade the lower half with the pastels. Try to use more orange than brown.
  • Bake these for about 10 min. ( 5 minutes wasn’t enough for me)
Adding the details
  • (Using clay from before) Take two small blobs, and place it onto the “mont-blanc”
  • Take a small blob, roll it into a circle + flatten. I made it darker by dusting some dark dark brown onto it.
  • Then take some more brown, and roll three circles out of it. In the rement, it’s only two blobs, but let’s make it three.
  • Take the ears, and place it on top of the three blobs. You may need some TLS to hold it in place.
  • Bake + Glaze
White rabbit Mont Blancs
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And there we go ^^

Super easy right ? For the ears, you will need to fully bake them because, if not, they will break. When I had only baked them for 5 min, they broke when I pushed them into the blobs TT. They weren’t strong enough to handle the pressure I gues ahaha.. So fully bake your ‘ears’ please ^^

-Phew- I haven’t been crafting a lot, this is the second to last of my drafts… T___T
Will be making more soon ! Please bear with me, I’m in my busy weeks of school !

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn

Update :

Hello Helloo,,

Just an update of what I’ve made ^^
Apart from those B.A.P bunnies, (yes those tutorials will be coming soon ), I also made a whole bunch of “rements”.
I watched RRCherryPie’s video on his “Alice in wonderland Rements“, and I thought they were super cute,,, so I made some myself.

Well, actually, I only made two. The White-Rabbit Mont Blanc, and that Alice noodle thing… Idk what it is, it looks like noodles though,,

Anyway, it “inspired” me to make other things, so I went around googling rements,,

This is what I made today:

14.4.12

Tutorials will be made, so be waiting :D

I still have to post :

  • B.A.P Clay bunny
  • B.A.P Felt Bunny
  • Polymer Clay potato chips 
so if you want any tutorials of what I made today before those ones, just leave a comment saying which one you would like ^^
 
 
Thanks for reading !
 
-Cyn