Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Virtual Fridge-- Alec's Mini Sculpture Gardens

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.


Alec has been having so much fun working with the oven baked clay that he has moved beyond making figures.  

He has begun making entire sciences using clay, molds, rocks, and even resin.  He watched a few videos and basically taught himself.  His entire Easter basket was filled with more Sculpey clay and colors, some shaping tools, resin, and more to support this newfound passion.  

First he molds the animals and any accessories made from clay then he bakes them according to instructions 

Next he puts together a base to hold the sculpture garden.

He mixes and adds in the resin making sure to include any clay pieces that need to be encased in the resin

He lets it set up; making sure to blow off any bubbles that form.

Then he adds the rest of the clay pieces and either adds a tad more resin or uses glue to hold them in place



Such a cute heron mucking about in the pond
 For the koi pond he used a soap making mold to pour the resin into after lining the bottom with small stones and placing his fish.  When the resin was still tacky to the touch he added in his lily pads.



Once fully hardened we pried the koi pond out of the mold

He hot glued rocks all around the edges and added another waterfall to the corner.
I just love watching him create these scenes! 

Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts or how- to posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.


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14 comments :

  1. I'm crazy about miniatures and so I LOVE these creations to pieces!

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    1. He just got a whole lot of new clay colors, tools, and epoxy for Easter so I'm sure he'll be hard at work creating even more.

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  2. That is so great!! Loved seeing the whole process start to finish!

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    1. Thanks! It was really neat to see. I've always been intimidated by trying to use epoxy but he wasn't in the least. And thankfully we had no major mishaps with it either.

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  3. Wow! What a fun and cute project! Looks like hours of fun :)

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    1. He has had such a great time crafting these. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

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  4. This turned out amazing.. kudos to your kid..

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  5. These are great. So creative :) Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Link Up. Hope you can join me today.

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely be stopping by today.

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  6. This is very cool. I love the fishpond

    Mollyx

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    1. Thank you. I was pretty surprised and loved watching him put it together.

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