November 10, 2012

soapish delight

do you know the handsoap bottles 'stones' with actual little stones on the bottom? Well, whether you do or don't - not sure if it's sold outside The Netherlands... - I just finished a miniatureversion of it and am quite proud of it!

 
 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. Otra pequeña maravilla!
    Es precioso
    Un abrazo

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  2. Fabulous! Thanks for showing howto.
    Hugs, Drora

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  3. Una monada el dispensador de jabón.
    Feliz domingo.
    Mil besos...Julia.

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  4. Wat mooi gemaakt Monique! Zelfs de streepjescode op de onderkant...geweldig!

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    1. dank je Josje! Ja, lachen he die streepjescode? Er zit zelfs nog een strookje transparante decal onder/naast met een serie cijfers, die zie je alleen niet op de foto... (in het echt ook nauwelijks trouwens, haha!) Dat soort details vind ik erg leuk en maakt het echter voor mij

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  5. Bella idea. Perfettamente riuscita.
    Ciao Faby

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is truly amazing!

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  7. Fantastci! You did a tremendous job on this bottle. It looks so realistic.
    Well done.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  8. Thank you both, Janice & Giac, so nice to read all your great comments!

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  9. Holy cow!!! You are AMAZING!!! Talk about trickery- your work looks just like the real thing :-O!!

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    1. :D thanks a lot for your enthousiastic comment Kiva, makes me smile, from ear to ear.. ;)

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  10. So perfect! you are so talented! Even though you have explained in a pictorial what you do I would love to have some text.
    Best Regards
    Neomi

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    1. Thank you Neomi, great to read! Ah, it was actually meant just to show my steps, not really to show how its made (a few important/essential steps are missing for that as well). Máybe I will make a tutorial once, with all steps and text, but in that case will take quite some time.

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  11. Amazing, amazing! And thank you for showing us the steps!

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  12. Wow, that is so tiny!!!! Did you also make the bottle? I am soooo impressed!

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  13. Thank you Sans and Rocio for your great compliments!

    Rocio, I used the half of an empty capsule (used for medication) for the bottle, made a bottom, filled with tiny stones and 'soap'.

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  15. Hi Monique, wat een prachtig zeeppompje, zooooo realistisch en knap gemaakt! Bovendien alles wat je op je blog laat zien is knap werk. Jij houdt net als ik van dat soort ieniemienie details ;)!! Leuk om uit te vogelen hoe het in elkaar zit hè?
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Hoi Ilona, dank je wel voor je leuke complimenten! Ha, idd, maar zoals je weet niet altijd handig het op die manier te doen, maar uiteindelijk wel het leukst!

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  16. What fantastic work you do, Monique! I am having a blast looking at your amazing creations!!

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    1. Hi Kiva, thanks so much for your big compliment, I'm glowing!

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  17. Wow, that is so realistic! And so brilliant to make from all these common items. What did you use for the spout (not sure what that is called)?

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    1. Thanks Penelope! I used airdrying clay for that (I'm not sure how to call that either, I think you're right with the spout though..). That's the part at least I think you meant? The top-thing that the soap actually comes out?

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  18. What are some of the items you used? I can figure out some but items in step 2 for example. Help please ☺

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    1. Hi Unknown ;), thank you for your comment and question, sorry it took a little while to reply. I didn't include a list of items because it wasn't intended as a tutorial, just to show a few of the steps, but that doesn't mean that I'm not happy to give you an answer to your question of course! :D
      - What you see in step 2 is a plastic thingy that's used to attach pricelabels to clothing in shops. Not all of them have the 2 thicknesses like mine has, so you'd have to look for those;
      - the other parts in it are very thin metal tubes (although the smallest inside part is a piece of a sewingpin);
      - The very top is milliput (a selfhardening two part epoxy putty) or clay, don't remember ;);
      - The bottle itself is part of an empty capsule (for medicine, some apothecaries are willing to give them to you, for free or small price, I also ordered some online sometimes), the bottom is a pies of plastic for which I used an office perforator
      - the 'soap' is a resin of some kind, I think it was still water that's used often in miniatures, diorama's etc, I used a mix of inks to achieve the colour I wanted
      - The labels are selfmade labels I printed on decalpaper, the transparant kind
      Hope this helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask! Monique

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