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August 31, 2012
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10/600 second
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Date Taken
Aug 30, 2012, 10:36:08 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Swimming in the Water (Size Ref) by SmallCreationsByMel Swimming in the Water (Size Ref) by SmallCreationsByMel
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Hi everyone!

I have always loveeeed going to aquariums. That was the inspiration for this piece. I wanted to make something small that fit in a bottle while at the same time I wanted it to be underwater related with gentle colors.

I wouldn't say this piece is perfect since I see some places were I would want to improve and experiment some more, but overall, I like it =].

This bottle has a cork on it but I didn't put it on yet. (It will have an eye pin at the top so it can be worn as a pendant). It was easier to take a better picture with light coming in from the top. The bottle itself measures about one inch tall and the fishes are quite tiny! so tiny I don't know what to compare it to. The bottom of the bottle is lined with sand and everything else is made with polymer clay. The seaweeds were quite interesting to make. They are extremely thin, where even after baking it, it still moved and waved because it was almost paper thin (think the resin distorted it so you can't really see how thin it is from this angle).

Hope you guys like this piece! I had a lot of fun making it =].

P.S. - It looks nicer in real life = I'm still working on my photography skills but they never look like what I see in real life OTL. Tips would be appreciated! :D
Materials used: polymer clay, sand, resin
Time spent: 3 -4 days (including drying time)
Size: 1 Inch Tall

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Commission Info:
Commissions [OPEN]Rules:
1. You must be 18+ to order, if not, please let your parent/guardian know you want to order and that a package will be arriving for you

2. There are no refunds since it is a customized piece

3. I reserve the right to make similar or same designs in the future

4. All prices are in USD

5. If your piece arrives damaged (I know accidents do happen), you can let me know and we can work something out.

Other Info:
1. Each piece will be made with Polymer Clay as the main medium, it might be accented with other materials, (ie: wood, beads, string, glitter, etc...)

2. Each order shipped out will be accompanied with a tracking number (whe

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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
That is smashing!
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks!! =]
sprocket07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so small! How adorable!
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply darling! :heart:
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thanks so much!!
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Perfection is the only word comes to mind!
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
thank you! :D
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
You might already do this, but here are my tips:

Try correcting the color/contrast/values in the image editing stage. I know my camera (and the lighting) can really suck the color and depth out of an image - so I fix it in PsP when I can.

Prevention is better though, so it's best to take images outside in full sun for the strongest light. You can put your item in shade if it's not lightfast or has yellowing issues (like most resins).

I hope these tips help. Btw, that mini aquarium is really cute. :D
SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Ohh thank you for taking the time to give me suggestions!! :D
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