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Misc 1:12 Koi Ponds and Containers by Bon-AppetEats Misc 1:12 Koi Ponds and Containers by Bon-AppetEats

More 1:12 koi ponds, metal tubs, and barrels. Fish made from polymer clay and the water is resin.

These took soooooo long. I probably put in a solid 14 hours on these between part of Tuesday night and all of Wednesday. Everything smells like resin in my craft room so I've had to vacate while the smell clears. But they're finished and completely dried and ready for the show (well, minus the ponds which still need some stones around the edges)! And I love how they turned out, especially the small ones. :)


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BlackRedPL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing  Love 
 I lHeart ve that  :D (Big Grin) 
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marshmallowgiant Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
where did you find the tubs and barrels?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I ordered them from a wholesale dollhouse supply store online.
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marshmallowgiant Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
do you have a link to that?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You will need a business account and have to make an initial $350 purchase in order to be able to order from them. I'd check out Hobby Lobby's dollhouse section (or any craft store that has a dollhouse section) first to see if maybe you can find something similar.
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marshmallowgiant Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
okay
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Whitehorseartwork Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
sooooo cute!
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Hagenbuch14 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They r so good. Better than the ones I  make... do you use translucent clay for there fins? And how do you get  the coloring on the fish to look like it's a part of the clay fish?
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ARIABLU98 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
omg this is amazing,love it!
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OKAMISAN70 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome.  it's all so cute
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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OKAMISAN70 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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AuroraL1GHT Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow these are so cute ahh, I really hope I can get my hands on one of these eventually ;w;

Sorry if this seems rude, but when do you plan on making more?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I have a miniature show in June so I will be making more at that time. I even found some new miniature containers to work with, so there will be some brand new ones in there as well. :)
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14iv19 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Waw, it looks so real!!!!!
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WarterFang1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I had no idea how tiny they all are!
 As i was scrolling I was thinking. "wow these are pretty awesome" (get to the last picture)... WOW!!!!!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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HK09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student
How can somebody be so amazing? This is absolutely stunning!
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Truc-Lescargot Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love when you do fake koi like that, I love the fake water in fact... Amazing, as always!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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vifairytail Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's amazing! *ooooo*
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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vifairytail Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I thought the fish were real!
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Kyle-Lefort Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love koi ponds, big and small. These are really cool :D
And you must have a lot of patience to sculpt all of those delicate Koi.

A couple months ago I saw some of those mini metal tubs at a craft store and thought they would make great portable ponds for an urban dollhouse garden or something, but I since haven't gotten into resin yet, most of the ones I bought will probably be cute rustic styled planters instead. ~So I laughed a little when I saw that you made Koi ponds out of them. XD
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! They're not so bad to make once you get used to it. :)

Just a word of caution if you plan on using the tubs like this - SEAL THE BOTTOMS. I didn't and didn't realize they had gaps in them. I spent about an hour the first set prying them off my tile where they had stuck. The little buckets leak like crazy, too. A coat of glue stops anything from leaking though.
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Kyle-Lefort Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's definitely a new medium for me, so I'm waiting until I can devote some real time into trying it out.

They don't look like they have gaps, I couldn't really tell how the bottoms were attached though-Thanks for the tip. I'm already sealing the paper bowls I make, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some look pretty airtight, but once you pour anything in them it slowly seeps out. If you bought the buckets the bottoms are porous and after a few minutes the resin starts to collect on the bottom.
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Kyle-Lefort Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I might just go seal them now, so I don't have to wait when I end up using them for something later.
I didn't get any of the buckets, so no worries there.
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SoriasTail Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh they're so pretty! You did such a great job!

Will you be selling these as well?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! These have almost all sold (there is only one bucket one left in my shop). I did make some new ones for the show this weekend, though, so I'll have them up sometime tomorrow. :)
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SoriasTail Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! lol that's ok, I'll snag one eventually. XD
I really love them, I look forward to seeing more of them and I'll have to keep a closer watch on your shop.
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areichard1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it the photo or have you actually made some of them look like the water is rippling? If you have made the rippling can you tell me how? I love the small ones the best. 

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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It might be a reflection of the vertical blinds on the resin.
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areichard1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay. Thank you! I wondered because if you were able to make wrinkles I was hoping you would share your secret. :)
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SaraJPinto Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Esto. Es. P. E. R. F. E. C. T. O

Maldición, adoro tus mini peces.
Son... ridículamente adorables.
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Nightcat88 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
*flails* Why must I be so broke!?!?!
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XxTriquetraxX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAH! Love!
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JakkieTea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The small ones are my favorite :)
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are pretty cute. :)
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WaterDroplette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
they're adorable
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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MoochieBumm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really, really love these! OvO I was wondering if you made the little buckets/metal tubs/ponds yourself as well? Also, \ could you could tell me how you know something is on a 1:12, 1:24, etc. scale and how you are able to make sure your miniatures are that size? Thanks. ^^ 
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I did not make the containers myself. The only ones I make are the pebble covered ponds.

I usually look up how large things are on average and scale it down. I also use plates to make sure my foods are the right size, as well as a printable 1:12 scale doll.
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MoochieBumm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for answering my question. :) Have you ever used salt dough to sculpt?
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think I used it when I did some sort of Christmas project when I was..4? I have the results and it's pretty terrible looking. XD
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MoochieBumm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol xD I was just wondering if it was as hard as clay when dried.
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It does. I'm not sure if it sets as hard as polymer clay, but the little Christmas ornament has survived a cross country move and being shoved in an attic for 20 years pretty well. :P
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