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« on: September 05, 2012 01:10:06 AM »

So my friend is a big fan of this show and I wanna do a mini of the treehouse for his birthday. I dont really make little structures or landscapes. The base is gonna be that hill and I want it to have a flat bottom, curved surface, maybe a metal or glass dome to keep the shape as I make it. Where can I get a dome? About a half-dollar size in diameter?
Then the trunk and arms of the tree would be a skeleton of wire covered in the clay. Then I'd sculpt from there. The details should be fairly easy. Any idea of what I should make the bridges from?

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Any tips would be helpful. This is going to be tiny. Half-dollar size 1 1/2 inch in diameter.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012 11:38:02 AM »

I'm thinking you can make the bridges from popsicle sticks. Maybe cut them into board shapes and then glue them together so they look more like bridges and whatnot.

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012 01:22:30 AM »

What about taking something like a small rubber hand ball, ping pong ball, or golf ball and cutting that in half.  Or just get those little craft styrofoam balls and cut that in half.  That should give you a nice small dome.

If you specifically want metal or glass, then go to the dollar store or kitchen supply place and see if you can find metal or glass food prep bowls (mis en place bowls) - they are the small ones that cooks and chefs sometimes use for holding their individual ingredients when preparing a dish, and they can be quite small, though maybe not a small as you may want.
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