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Commission - Pho Charm by Bon-AppetEats Commission - Pho Charm by Bon-AppetEats
Commission for a bowl of pho as a charm.

First time I've attempted any sort of soup. Resin and I still don't play well together, as this was the second attempt at this charm. The resin in the first one dried too dark in color somehow.

I've never had pho before, so I had to heavily reference from the picture sent in as well as other pictures found through Google. There are red chili pieces, green onions, and what I believe was cilantro. It looks as close to the original picture as possible, so hopefully it's right.

Sorry about the photo. I took this tonight inside so I didn't have the best lighting. It needs to go out early tomorrow so it's the best I can do. >.<

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:iconlittlefootisreal:
littlefootisreal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
YUMMMMMMM~!
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NHD76 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is look like a real one
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ColdCity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Wow its so small!  Where did you find that small bowl?  Or maybe you made it?
Eitherway, I think this is would be nice to give out as samples in the super market maybe.
So people can try the soup.  IOtherwise, it might be too small to fill me up.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did in fact make the bowl. It would be neat if someone made real, edible versions of these.
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TheGreatLordBakura Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
It looks so realistic....
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconthegreatlordbakura:
TheGreatLordBakura Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
No problem
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gem2niki Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*gasp* never had pho? do you live in a area where there's no pho restaurant..?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope. I just found a little hole in the wall place that I've yet to go to.
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grayluki Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm part Vietnamese, and so I know how Pho looks xD You made yours very precise, and it looks like you got everything there :)
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconaphelps:
Aphelps Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The delicacy there is like... dumbfounding. o__o Amazing job.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Waterlily2121 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
It's adorable! But did you use polymer clay glaze for the soup?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The broth is resin.
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Waterlily2121 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Ooh ok...well...I've decided to work with polymer clay, so I wanted to make sure that I know what to use.thanks!
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, this makes me hungry!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me too. I've convinced the husband to try it this weekend - I can't wait. It looks delicious. :)
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SkullMuffins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Crazy talent is crazy.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconlittlenhu:
LittleNhu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
As an avid pho eater, I'm giving you a thumbs up! This looks very realistic ^__^
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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transparent-soul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This looks so delicious!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Sparky-Sumi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what pho is, but it looks good!
I almost can't believe this is your first time making soup, it looks really realistic! Especially the green stuff (sorry, i'm not sure what it's called) on the top!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The green stuff is mostly cilantro with some green onion pieces tossed in. :)
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lunableu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love how you made the water and cilantro look so realistic! ♥
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The cilantro took a bit to figure out. :)
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LittleLightCreations Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Great job on the cilantro! The whole thing looks delicious. I have never had Pho, but I definitely want to try it now after looking at your charm :D

Do you buy your bowls/plates etc? Or make them yourself? And what kind of resin did you use? :) It turned out well. (I am looking to buy some resin myself, but I have no idea where to start on what kind and where to get it.)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That was the second toughest part to figure out since the leaves had to be extra thin. :)

I used to buy my plates but now I make them myself. The resin used here was Mod Podge. The only reason I used that was since it was such a little amount in the bowl it would work well. I use it in my teas and coffee, too.
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LittleLightCreations Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My pleasure! :)

Mod Podge, huh? I'll have to check it out. Is it pretty easy to use? *SmallCreationsByMel showed me some different varieties of resin to try too. It's so hard to decide! Haha, I don't want to buy the wrong one and have wasted money.

And that's cool that you make them yourself now. I am still learning to do that. Did you find tutorials here on dA or google for that?

And sorry to trouble you, but I have been meaning to ask you about that forum/site you mentioned a long while back. The one you have to pay to be a member of. Do you still use that? If you had a link, I'd really be interested in joining. :)
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is no mixing in order for it to set, so I find it pretty easy. If you want to cover a large area, I'd advise using another type of resin, as this can leave behind holes once it dries.

No tutorials. I found some molds on Etsy that make it very easy with consistent results each time. :)

The site is CDHM. If you google it, it should take you to their main page.
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:iconlittlelightcreations:
LittleLightCreations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, that would be very nice indeed! And I wouldn't be covering a large area. Just enough for miniature soups, drinks and tiny bottles. The biggest thing I would use it for would be a miniature koi pond like she has tutorials on in her gallery.

CDHM, huh? Thank you so, so much! For all your time and for always answering my questions, haha.
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SweetAppleVinegar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This is your first time with soup?! Wow, it looks so great, though! The cilantro is the icing on this pho "cake" XD Also, the actual color of the broth tends to vary depending on how much hoisin sauce and/or sriracha spicy sauce you add to it. But if the pho is without those particular condiments, it's a nice light color between yellow and orangey-brown. I should know, I just made a big pot of pho last night and now this makes me want to have some right now<3!!!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I really need to get some this weekend I think. Anything that has cilantro in it I'll happily eat. Not to mention noodles. Is it hard to make it at home?
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SweetAppleVinegar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Well, it's pretty easy if you have the patience to make it. I simmer a huge pot of water and ox-tail/neck meat (with the bone still attached) and certain ingredients to add flavor (like toasted onions, a few ginger wheels, some spices) for an entire night to make the stock, checking in every few hours or so to get rid of the scum that will accumulate on the surface of the broth. Then, from there, you'll need those thin rice noodles to eat with; to prepare them for the pho, just take as much noodle you think you can eat and boil them in a pot of water for about 30 seconds and presto, the noodles are ready to be put in the soup! After that, it's all basically easy cake- you get fresh basil, cilantro, green onion, bean sprout and clean them and chop the up/strip the leaves to put in the pho for a refreshing contrast against the warm, rich soup. I also squirt a bit of juice from lemon slices for extra taste. From then on, you can add condiments like hoisin sauce (darkens the broth and adds a slightly sweet flavor) and sriracha sauce, a spicy hot sauce for kick. If you want more meat, just add thin slices of rare beef brisket to your soup; the pho will easily cook the meat within a couple minutes.

...Lol, the way I put it doesn't make it sound very easy, but trust me, it's not that hard XD It's just that pho is generally made in large quantities for an entire family to enjoy! I recommend eating at a pho shop first, and if you really like it, find a good recipe and make a nice, big pot of it when friends and family come over XD! (btw, this kind of pho is known as Saigon-style pho, popular in South Vietnam and other countries than northern-style pho)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I can see that feeding a large group of people! Probably won't work for just my husband and I. lol I will be trying that restaurant this weekend. I hope it's good! :)
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linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never had pho........ Missing out :(
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I feel like I am, too.
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linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.__.
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hinakanin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I've never had pho, actually I had to Google it right now, but that looks amazingly realistic and still full of personality. I admire your ability of bringing out the best of such tiny sculptures while keeping a distinctive personal style. The seasoning here is impressive.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I scrapped the first one as the toppings didn't look how I wanted them to. Glad they came out well on this one. :)
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rainyrainbowsrain Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That looks great! Keep up the awesome work. And don't worry about the lighting. It didn't make the pho any less good-looking~
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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rainyrainbowsrain Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No probs~
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Still, the result of working was absolutely worth it)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'll get it one day. :)
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it is beautifully done.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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cutiedeanna94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
looks delicious =3
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