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Koi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMel Koi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMel
Hey guys! I made a tutorial on how I made the Koi fish for my Koi pond out of polymer clay. I hope you guys will like this! I will also post a tutorial on how to make the lily pads and the pond itself in a few days.

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Koi Pond FINISHED by SmallCreationsByMel

UPDATED pond (I have changed a few things on how I make my ponds now, esp. since my tutorial was a few years ago):
Koi Pond by SmallCreationsByMelSparkling Kois by SmallCreationsByMel Koi Pond with Corals by SmallCreationsByMel

Here's part 2 of the tutorial:
Lily Pad Tutorial 2/3 by SmallCreationsByMel

Feel free to link me a picture of your Koi from using this tutorial! I'd love to see it :D.
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foxsykitsunevamp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! this is cute!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
no problem. Glad you like it :)
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missinsaneperson Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I made this with the help of your tutorial. missinsaneperson.deviantart.co…
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
It looks great! I hope you had fun making it :D
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missinsaneperson Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks and I did!
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MELLO-23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I'm so excited to try this I finally have time! I've been waiting a couple of months until I had time to try it.
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Good luck! I'd love to see your finished work :D
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MELLO-23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
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i had a ton of trouble with air bubbles in my resin and I followed the directions. Any idea for the next one since I'd really like to not have as many or any air bubbles again. 
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
bubbles come up when the resin is either mixed too fast/roughly, or the thing you use to mix it with doesn't stay in contact with the bottom of the resin.  I haven't really had many bubbles in my resin, I usually just mix slowly and gently and try not to lift my toothpick, which I use to mix the resin.  If you lift your tool when mixing, air bubbles will go into the mix.  Hope this helps you! :)
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MELLO-23 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This helped but I still get air bubbles not as many though. Guess practice makes perfect!
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