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« on: September 17, 2005 10:17:01 AM »

Sorry didn't know where else to put this one....I need to make water that is clear and appears to be moving. I've thought of spinning sugar (tips on that would be great too)--though it may be too delicate...The scale is small..about 1"W X 5"L...It will be going inside a diorama--if that helps.  I've searched online for suggestions for what seems like eternity and decided perhaps all the brilliant craftsters could help. Any ideas would be most appreciated~~ Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 02:46:09 PM »

did you try crumpling up cellophane?
i always thought they used that for water.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005 04:52:37 PM »

globs and puddles of hot glue work for some situations.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005 07:39:19 AM »

I have never tried to make water out of these but worth a try.  Clear silicone caulk might work try it on a colored background to make it "water" colored, if the color needs to be less subtle acrylic caulk mixed with acrylic paint "might" work.  crinkled colored cellophane inbedded into the clear silicone caulk might look cool too. Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005 07:50:47 AM »

If it is possible to do something like this, you can make really effective moving water (looking stuff) by using a light.  Basically, you'll need a pulley system, a tube of paper with, say, three slots about an inch wide evenly spaced at what is the length of your diorama and a light.  The bottom of your stream will have to be cut out, and have something like vellum over it that will diffuse the light a little.  Then, you'll need a light or series of small lights that will illuminate the entire area underneath the floor, and can sit inside the moving belt.  (The moving belt is the tube of paper situated on the pulley system, in case that wasn't clear.)  Last but not least, make your stream out of crinkled celophane.  Then as the belt moves, the light will only shine through a certain part of the stream at once.
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