December 20, 2012

one-time handcream

last week finally able to do some minor steps on my mini-laptop, which is fun. But it will take a lot more of those steps to finish, so I wanted to make something inbetween. Something I had been wanting to try for quite some time now: a tube of my favorite handcream that I got from a friend once (it's bigger than most tubes of handcream, about 17cm long (about 6,7 inches), the mini-one 1,4cm (approx. 0,4 inches)).


why 'one-time handcream'?
well, it's not just a miniature version of a tube of handcream... Nope, I wanted to make it as real as possible, so the cap is coming of and it contains the real stuff which can be squeezed out! How fun is that?
And when you would use it on your big humanhands, it would just be enough for one time only, lol :) so that's why... Of course for dollsized people a tube like that goes a long way and humans should stick to their own-size-products anyway ;)


I had some trouble with making the tiny cap (just 0,8mm x 2mm) from a small strip of plastic and some clay and getting it to fit as well. When I couldn't get the strip of plastic turned into a tiny circle and gluing it, again and again, I honestly didn't think that I would be able to succeed at the cap. But... I kept trying and I díd manage somehow :) And the tube itself, well, it's not very perfect and I do see room for improvement, but..... I was very surprised and superhappy I succeeded at all at making it so you can use it like the real thing and I like it very very much!


30 comments:

  1. That is fantastic, with real handcream inside!!!
    Great.
    Mona

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  2. Incredible! That's taking realism to a whole new level, and thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. Gracias poe esta tutorial.
    Mil besos...Julia

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  4. Wow, Monique!! Geweldig, de aanhouder wint :D!
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Tnx! Haha, ja, ben niet zo goed in opgeven, gelukkig ;)

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  5. Hi Monique,
    Your creations are amazing, regarding the size. I love your Oldtique shop so much. I am looking forward to see the next step.
    Thanks for sharing links with other blogs. It's always great to read and learn from other miniaturists.
    I have almost finished my 1st miniature project: a French building with a shop on the ground floor. Have a look if you have time
    http://ajarnpatrick.blogspot.com
    Have a very happy Christmas,
    Patrick from Thailand

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    1. I just took a look at your French Building: I think it's great!
      Happy Christmas to you too Patrick

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  6. Wow, your work is always amazing but this is Super! I also Love that hand cream :)
    And thank you for the tutorial!
    Happy Christmas to You!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Tnx for that great compliment Kikka! So nice that you know and love the handcream too. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  7. Absolutamente precioso.
    Gracias por compartirlo

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  8. Hello monique,
    I am in awe of your talent and patience! It is just perfect!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you so much Giac for this wonderful compliment, great to read!

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  9. Hoi Monique, This is one of the most fun miniatures I have seen! I love your way of thinking and making things. Well done!

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    1. Hai Josje! Thank you so much, your comment makes me very happy :)

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  10. It's a great creation. And so realistic.
    Bye Faby

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  11. Umm. WOW. That is fantastic. I can't believe you got the hand cream in there. I would go blind trying.

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    1. Haha, tnx! And getting in the hand cream was the easy part lol ;)

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  12. So much fun to see that project. The shea cream is the best and has such a lovely light fragrance. My sons all know that most of their products are a "go to" gift for me!
    I feel like a talking add!
    Regards and thanks.
    Janine

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    1. Haha, a talking add, know how that feels ;) So great to read that so many of you know it and love it as well! And always nice for others to know what they can make you happy with.

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  13. hehe your crazy =) but in a good way =)love your creativity =)

    take care!

    Anna- annasminiatures.blogspot.com

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    1. tnx Anna! crazy is good ;) my mother says the same thing and the more amazed she is the more she laughs/giggles, from not believing I made it, ("with those big hands & fingers!" she then adds... ;) crazy in this regard is a big compliment for me

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