A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,043
Currently Running With Scissors:
443 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: *EDIT* Snow Water Globes...finished!  (Read 4142 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007 04:44:02 PM »

Now this is a really cool idea!  I'm gonna try to make my cousins out of clay, and give them snowglobes for their birthdays.  They'll be blown away. 

Thanks for the tips, too.  Terrific stuff!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5899
Joined: 29-Apr-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007 05:29:07 PM »

That came out so great!!

Getting back into crafting! Follow along with me on my blog and see what I come up with! Smiley
Offline Offline

Posts: 103
Joined: 19-Dec-2006

Original Youth's Arm-Candy

View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2007 10:06:35 PM »

Those are both so cool, I want to make one now.  By the way, I love your avatar.

« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2007 12:32:37 AM »

pretty cool.
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007 05:22:40 AM »

Really cool!!!  And I even like the cake lady... she's kind of really in-your-face because of the size and magnification --LOLOLOL.

figure had to be reglued and resoaked

What exactly do you mean by "re-soaked"??  Did they advise you to soak your figures before adding them, e.g.... maybe to avoid outgassing (though that isn't usually a problem with polymer clay, though bubbles can get stuck in crevices)

And also, did they include any kind of water "additive" with the kit?  I'd like to add it to my info if they did.

Diane B.

P.S.  For other people who are interested in making snow or water globes with clay, and buying globe kits or making your own, there's a bunch of info on this page at my site:

Ha yes, some how I managed to forget about the magnification so I was pretty shocked when I saw that too!

I'm only soaking them to get the bubbles out of the small areas. it works suprisingly well.

And no, they didnt include any additives. I used destilled water and a little glycerin.

HOW did you soak them though? did you just stick it in plain water? If so, how long? Are the figures glazed/varnished or coated with anything? Did you find a tutorial for this? thanks, i am really interested in trying it.

Offline Offline

Posts: 81
Joined: 11-Feb-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007 06:29:08 AM »

HOW did you soak them though? did you just stick it in plain water? If so, how long? Are the figures glazed/varnished or coated with anything? Did you find a tutorial for this? thanks, i am really interested in trying it.

ohh, I just filled the globe with DISTILLED water and put the figure in it upside down. You can see the bra lady soaking in the background of one of the pictures. I soaked them over night, although I can't say for certain how necessary it is, it did seem to reduce the air bubbles.

I didn't find a tutorial, and Most of the information I used I found on Diane B.'s site

Truth be told, its really not that complicated.
*made clay figures
*made a clay base
*paint the rubber stopper included in the kit (it was mint green)
*glue figure to the base (E6000)
*glue the base to the stopper (only in the center so the stopper can flex)
*be sure to clean the globe inside and out
*fill with distilled water and alittle glycerin
*soak the figure as you see fit
*add floaties (I used a few kinds of glitter)

Then the tricky part is getting the stopper in without getting air bubbles (or push it in too far and break the globe trying to get it back out like I did)

Then I sealed the stopper with some silicone caulk, glued the globe to the base (e6000 again) and viola!

"I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. "-Clarence Darrow
Offline Offline

Posts: 49
Joined: 02-Nov-2006

"A healthy nature needs no God or immortality"

View Profile
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007 11:04:33 AM »

I love your globes, but the cake is my fave. I made my first ever snow globe for a friend for Christmas (made a Santa sponge bob, if im not too lazy i'll post it sometime Cheesy ). Anywho, my biggest mistake was making sponge bob too big, it turned out ok, but due to the mag issues (like yours) he was a tad biiig. Ooo, and i used aquarium glue to hold the glass to my polymer base. It's fantastic and specifically made for things along those lines.

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines-B Russell
'God' is an image created out of man's insecurities-Wiegraf-Final Fantasy
Starkle, starkle little twink, Now it's time that you guys sink-Gilgamesh-FFV
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Rob Askins and Steven Boyer on "Hand To God"
Word Warriors: SHIRA
Felix Barrett on "Sleep No More"
Artist Invents Tools That Enable Kids With Disabilities To Paint
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Spinach Feta Breakfast Quiche
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.