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Miniature Koi Pond by Bon-AppetEats Miniature Koi Pond by Bon-AppetEats
Miniature koi pond. Made from polymer clay and resin.

After seeing Mel’s tutorial a couple of years ago, I finally decided it’s time to make a koi pond of my own!

I changed a few things around and added some plants and different textures to the bottom of the pond. I don’t quite care for the rocks but it’s all I could find on such short timing (I want to take at least a couple of these with me to Orlando).

The pond almost didn’t make it. I poured too much resin for the final layer and it flowed out and over the sides. I left it overnight and came back to it firmly stuck to my tile. I managed to pry it loose and have learned for my second attempt to make the wall around the pond even. :P

If I can find a way to do it, I'll be trying miniature fish tanks next!

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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Writer
Beautiful work!
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bitesizeBO Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nicely made!!
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:iconwumzie:
Wumzie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist
if you don't mind me asking, how did you do the pond?
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Douglaslee Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Very nice looking. Curious to see how a fish tank would look. www.usplastic.com/catalog/item… this may be helpful for glass. it does say rigid. 
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Toastirr Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is so adorable! I kind of want one. I have 3 lake minnows.. I'm not sure if there would be much room for them.
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The fish in this aren't real though.
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:icontoastirr:
Toastirr Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's very hard to see. They look very real!
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:icontigerrose13:
TigerRose13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful!  I like the colorful rocks you used for the border.  I love how real this looks!  
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:iconacidicfeline:
acidicfeline Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omggg this is amazing! very good job! ;o;
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:iconshelaum:
Shelaum Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you do miniature fish tanks :heart: I would buy one in a heart beat!
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm working on them as we speak! :)
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Shelaum Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!! That makes me happy :D

Do you paint the koi by hand? Or is it different colors of clay? I really want to try and make a koi fish pond, but I don't have a lot of experience working with clay (not that that will stop me from trying!) 
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The link in the description will take you step by step through everything. It's where I learned how to make the ponds and koi. Good luck! :)
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Waterlily2121 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Wow! This is absolutely stunning! In my opinion I think it's the best you've done. Do you think I should post my creations? I feel kinda bad at clay compared to you. 😁
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Post away! Everyone has to start somewhere. :)
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Valerytreasures Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
OMG I LOVE THIS SO FRIGGIN MUCH
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:iconbeadailys:
Beadailys Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing! looking forward to your fish tanks!
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:iconc-blaze21:
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Pretty good.
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:iconvalailcak:
valailcak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Why a Ponds!
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:iconmorttie:
Morttie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really cool!! 
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SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How creative :)
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DejavuEstudios09 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here dejavuestudios09.deviantart.co…

have a nice day
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feature. :)
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xxxmagandaxxx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
😘
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kittycat5678 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A stunning piece! I love the way the fish turned out!
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:iconwee-froggy:
Wee-Froggy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
It looks like (and would make) great sushi.

Goes well with the koi.
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:iconvalailcak:
valailcak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
:iconrudeboyskunkplz::iconrudeboyskunkplz2::iconrudeboyskunkplz3:
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ranshin06 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
WOW!!!it is so very adorable fishies!!!!! it is so small!!!NYAHAHAHAHA!!
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dragonsrule2217 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
how do you make the resin?
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:iconbon-appeteats:
Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's sold at the store as a two-part kit. You pour them 50/50 and let it set.
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KittyAngel47 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
That looks soo real! Is that real water? Soo cool!!
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valailcak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Artisan Crafter
:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P
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HellCrypton Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is Awesome Oo. It looks so real. 
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful. I see lots of comments about the resin and I must say that you certainly did find something superlative. The clarity is amazing.
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ImaginaryGirl10722 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
This may sound strange to here,  but when I saw this, I'm fairly sure my heart just stopped. It just looks so breathtakingly beautiful and detailed...like something out of a fairy tale.
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miudream Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what kind of resin did you use and where did you find it?
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ScissorNapper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cute.
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I-PLUSHIE Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooo amazing everything you do is amazing all i can say is just WOW
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LadyPhantomhive87 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
OMG.
That´s unbelieveable cute. ♥

Is it very difficult to create such a cute pond?
I will try it, too.
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Applethecat13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if you've already figured out your own way of making fish tanks, as you mentioned you'd want to try making those, but I found someone making aquariums with resin and using jars as the glass. 
It's not really a tutorial, but more of a process walkthrough: www.deviantart.com/art/Aquariu…
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Porygon123 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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louloute1661 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
c trop bo
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Sara-Croft Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow , this is just gorgeous!
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Mussadiq Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
woaa 0_0
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shadowfan216 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Amazing :D
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really neat! Fantastic work. :)
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Dori1990 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This artwork has been featured in my journal: dori1990.deviantart.com/journa…  :love:
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feature! :)
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Dori1990 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome =)
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