Garden Art forum: Mini Fish pond Tutorial

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Nov 22, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Anjl wanted a tutorial on my mini fish pond. So let's make a pool.
What color water do you wish? This is Pacific blue and Translucent. Love Translucent , it is soft and makes the drier clayers stick to each other. so we mix them together to Condition the clay. I usually run it thru my clay machine, then put it all together and further condition in my hands. It may take a little lonfer but you will love the results. Then run it thru the machine the thickness you want.
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You need to form the water then make your foundation wall around it. I usually use thin strips. I use 3 layers.
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Thumb of 2011-11-22/Ridesredmule/52b9c8I flatten and blend the eges together. All three rounds.
Form the edge with my finger then put the little indentation for the "bricks " or you can do freefrom rocks. (another Lesson)


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Let's add a little water lily. These are very simple. I made two round lily pads, the larges is about an inch.
then I have a little flower stamp cutout, formed it to the shape I like.,
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in the center of the lily I take little tiny yellow bits of clay for the center. Teeny, tiny balls of clay.
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Now on to the fish.
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Make a small teardrop for the body. Roll out a length of clay and indent the ends for the fins.
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Can you see him??? i wanted you to see where I indented for his mouth, also added some eyes.
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Out of the spotlight and into the oven. Ususally 275 degrees for 30 min.
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taters55
Nov 22, 2011 12:31 PM CST
Charleen, your talent never ends! Love the koi's!
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Bubbles
Nov 22, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Sooo cute!
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vic
Nov 22, 2011 1:03 PM CST

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Aguane
Nov 22, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Very nice, Charleen! "Just add water"!
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Boopaints
Nov 22, 2011 2:10 PM CST

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Very cute, Charleen.
Did you know Charleen needs no sleep and she crafts 24/7?
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goldfinch4
Nov 22, 2011 2:12 PM CST
You make it look so simple. Very cute! Smiling I love the tiny little Christmas bulbs you're baking too.
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Samigal
Nov 22, 2011 7:51 PM CST
She crafts 24/7, add another hour (her lunch break) and that makes 25 hours in her day. Isn't she the lucky one!
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1AnjL
Nov 22, 2011 9:14 PM CST
Hurray! and the koi is such a lil cutie!! I cant wait to get started! Just need to find some time to go hunt down a convection oven at the good will Smiling
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Nov 23, 2011 10:39 AM CST
Beautifull Charleen, very clever. Group hug
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Nov 23, 2011 10:56 AM CST
Thank you all. I am so glad you liked them...
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JuneBug
Nov 23, 2011 8:45 PM CST
Boopaints said:Very cute, Charleen.
Did you know Charleen needs no sleep and she crafts 24/7?
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This MUST be true!

Hilarious!
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Sossman
Nov 24, 2011 10:55 AM CST
Charlene, have you ever thought about making the edge of your pool deeper and filling it over the top of the fish with clear resin? That might be cool looking. (Well, not sure your little ponds could get any cooler, but it would be different.) Smiling
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 24, 2011 3:32 PM CST
I haven't tried it, but it is doible......
I did a turtle Tutorial on DG, would you like me to do one here???? Let me know.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
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1AnjL
Nov 24, 2011 7:05 PM CST
Sally I was thinking the same thing!

Charleen I would love it if you did a tutorial over here in garden arts! I dont have memebership to DG anymore Smiling
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 24, 2011 7:09 PM CST

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I agree Charleen - we love ALL your tutorials Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 24, 2011 7:51 PM CST
O.K. it is so much easier over here to do tutorials. You have to load every picture one at a time.
I'll be back. First the turtle them the Japanese lantern.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
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1AnjL
Nov 24, 2011 9:13 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Nov 25, 2011 6:31 AM CST
The thread "Turtles Anyone??? Tutorial" in Garden Art forum
Here's the turtles ,girl...
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Nov 26, 2011 7:13 PM CST
The thread "Japanese Lantern, miniature." in Garden Art forum

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