I made some miniature sodas today, so I decided to provide a short tutorial, in case you wanted to make some too! Here's François the French Bulldog to show you what we'll be making:
Below are the things you'll need. Click on the image to make it BIGGER.
I save things that I think would make good components for miniatures. Usually when I save these items, I have no idea what they'll be used for, but I know SOMETHING will crop up. Such was the case with the Lego pieces. They were spacers in a Lego pen that I have, and since I don't play with that pen 12x a day, there didn't seem much sense in saving allll the wardrobe possibilities.
These translucent caps are great because you can sort of see through them (to see the "soda"), and the ridges guide the Sharpie while drawing lines.
The only extra thing I would add regarding the above is: at Step 2, tamp down the clay with the end of your ballpoint pen. Doing so makes the blackness of the clay more visible through the cup. Then use the pen end to make sure the level of the soda is even all the way around.
Here's all the sodas I made today, with popcorn buckets I made awhile back, using toothpaste caps and polymer clay.
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