Totoro + Animals

Hello hello,

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.

end result

Each animal represented someone, so yep.

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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.

prepping box

another angle of beginning clay

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This is what the inside would look like before I baked everything

Pre bake progress

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It took several layers of paint on the sides of the container before it reached an opaque stage.

Adding paint

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).

ruined plastic

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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.

new container

I used masking tape and created a guideline. I decided to go diagonal outwards from the centre.

Painted background

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.

Adding animals

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Here are all the animals.
I did a pretty bad job on the paint, and I probably should have glazed it.

animals

animals

2animals

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Aaand that’s about it.

end result

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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

Felt Tutorial : Pig- Rabbit plush

Hello everyone ;D
Today I will be posting the tutorial on how I made the Pig-Rabbit plush. This measures approximately 17 cm from tip of the ear to the end of it’s paws.

Before I start, I want to apologize for the sizing on the pictures because they are not all the same size like my clay tutorials. The instructions (pictures) are also not as step-by-step because my friend was with me and she thought I was weird taking pictures every 10 minutes TT___TT

Forgive me .. 

Let’s start !

You will need

  • White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Black felt
  • Pins
  • Black thread
  • Pink thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Hot glue gun ( or fabric glue)
  • Pink pastel
  • Fabric of choice ( to make the bows )
  • Stuffing

Pattern : [Link] This is the pattern of the pig bunny made by Deynaian Bloom ^^ It’s just a digital copy of this version of my Pig Bunny . Thank you so much !!

First steps

1. Cut out the pattern and pin to felt. Cut out two of each piece (ears, head, limbs, etc).

2. Sew two lines down the snout of the plush. Try to choose a thread that is darker than the colour of your felt.
– Sew the pink parts onto the ears

3.  Using the blanket stitch, sew the ears together. Remember to stuff it with some stuffing.

Second steps

  • Attach the ears to the head, and use the blanket stitch to sew the two head pieces together. Remember to fill
  • Next, sew all the limbs pieces together + fill
Third steps
  • Attach the limbs to the body and sew it up. Again, make sure you stuff it.
  • Using the ladder stitch, attach the head to the body
  • Use the hot glue gun to stick on the snout
Adding details
  • Use hot glue gun to stick on the eyes
  • Made a bow from your chosen material and stick it on the bunny’s neck and ear.
Completed
  • Use the pink pastel to add some blush marks and you’re done ! :D
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So I hope the instructions were easy enough to understand, and that it made up for the lack of pictures TT__TT
If you read my Getting started for felt post, you’ll know that my scanner is currently broken so I can’t scan the pattern I drew up. Hopefully you’ll know the approximate shapes from the images.
How to:
Ladder stitch ( You have to scroll quite a bit to get to the directions ! )
Thank you so much for reading !