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Koi Pond by SmallCreationsByMel Koi Pond by SmallCreationsByMel
Hi all!

I felt like making another koi pond. This time I used a different technique to make the Kois, especially the fins. They have a gradient effect and are even thinner than before (I ripped so many while making it lol). This pond is also a little bigger, which measures 2.5 x 1.5 x .5. I also filled it to the brim with resin whereas before it didn't reach the top. I also wanted to attempt at making another lotus. It's still not perfect but I think it is better than before =].

I hope you guys like this!

materials: polymer clay, resin, (bought the rocks), glue, acrylic paint (for the lily pads)
time: ~ 4-5 days

P.S. - I have tutorials on this in my gallery and on youtube =]
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Koi Pond by *SmallCreationsByMel Suggested by Anon ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
what is the water?
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
resin
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
i see
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Artisan Crafter
How wonderful Heart 
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beaderohio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Hi,
It is a great project! The resin looks very clear, do you mind sharing the brand you used for this project.
Thanks...
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Hi there! I'd love to tell you, but I bought mine in Hong Kong and they didn't give me the whole bottle with the label on it.  I had to put it into smaller containers so it was easier to bring back.
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WolfHybrid5 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wow and wowWow! 
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Ardnaz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Interface Designer
Very nice work. Love this!
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thank you!
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meekothedragones Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks really good! I like this one better than your first one :) do you think you could use clear glue instead of resin? I have no idea how to use resin and I don't want to 
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I've never done it with clear glue, but I would think it should work.  It just won't be as clear and be super careful of bubbles.  I did tests without anything in the clear glue and I noticed any movements too big would cause many bubbles.  GOod luck if you want to try it :)
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:iconmeekothedragones:
meekothedragones Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for answering my question! I can't wait to try!
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RosieWayne Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
so cool!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for the stupid question but, how do you make it look realistic.
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks! I look at pictures and use it as reference.  I also have tutorials.  You can find them under my tutorial folders =]
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RosieWayne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Ok thanks for the info it REALLY looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsojala:
sojala Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so great!!
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:iconsmallcreationsbymel:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
thank you so much!
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!
WAIT
YOU'RE MEL?
I USED YOUR TUTORIAL!
I JUST UPLOADED MY KOI POND! <33
You just got a new watcher! ;)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Oooh yay! I'm glad you thought my tutorial was useful! =] 
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It really was, thanks!
Hope you like mine!flying-fishie.deviantart.com/a… flying-fishie.deviantart.com/a… flying-fishie.deviantart.com/art/Miniature-Glow-in-the-Dark-Tancho-Koi-Pond-3-dark-393301451
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
how cute!!  I love that you added your own touch to it! Making it glow in the dark is cute =] hehe
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puffugu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw thanks! I have to admit though, it was an accident. XD
I thought I used white clay but it turns out it was glow in the dark! :)
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VolpeArtica08 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Used your tutorials to make this: volpeartica08.deviantart.com/a…

Thank you so much! :D
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10stanford Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I spent so long on mine and it didnt come out good at all. The glue i used ruined the whole thing. :(
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
oh no =\.  Do you have a Michael's craft store near you?  They sell epoxy resin.
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10stanford Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I should have done the resin! Then some one told me Clear Glue so I did that and it ruined it.... :((
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist
wow, gorgeous :D the koi fish look GREAT! <3
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
thank you!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist
you're welcome!
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M-A-F Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I can't believe you can make these things so pretty...I would be so proud of myself TwT <3
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
aww thank you for all your comments :D
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amazing4life Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
COOL!!!!!!!!!!
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VolpeArtica08 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
WOW....very nice!! :D
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Thanks a lot! =]
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Rakuen444 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Cool!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
thanks!
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SilentSheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG! I want it! Lol
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I will have some for sale later on haha
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foxen1985 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I HATE IT!!!.. nah just kidding.. I like this.. I really do.. at first I thought this was real but then when I read that you made it, I was like WOAH!.. you're a very talented person, my friend! and with what little materials you had! :3
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you! =]
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foxen1985 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome my friend!
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Comsical Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
WOW!!!!! This is so inspiring and beautiful!!!!! O_O LOVE IT! :iconlalalaplz:
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Aww thank you!
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Zlinkah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart:
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TkieSai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
How cool!:D How do you make something lilke this?
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Thanks! Patience and practice!~ :D
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TkieSai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Not what I meant but okayXDD
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