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Clay Ocean Diorama

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Clay ocean diorama
       This ocean diorama with a clay mermaid accompanied by a cute clay pet whale , clay crab and numerous clay sea weeds is my little girl's creation.
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          I was in fact somewhat amused when I got an email from Kores Kool Clay asking if my kiddo would be interested in working with Kores clay!! And here I thought people came to the blog to see my work !! 
        I accepted the offer on behalf of my daughter as we had already worked with Kores clay before and I knew she could easily work with it unlike some super sticky brands of clay which she disliked!
         Well little crafter took her designer job very very seriously and even made me take a video of her making the clay mermaid [but somehow me not too comfy about putting her on you tube...what say friends?]!
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Clay Mermaid
Well here is her mini tutorial in her own words:
1. Make a ball with white clay for the face
2. To make hair-flatten red clay ball with a vessel - quicker than rolling it out as per the expert! Cut it into strip and stick on head
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Clay mermaid
3.Make eyes with bits of white, green and black bits of clay
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Clay Mermaid
Steps 4, 5, 6 are missing as I got a patient's call and by the time I got back the little crafter had already made the mermaid's body !For some reason the mermaid's head disliked the body and resisted pushing,squashing, scolding and even the ultimate crafters' fail-safe of gluing so we decided to skewer her together with a broomstick !! [yeah we crafters have to be a bit brutal at times ,don't we?!]
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Clay Mermaid
As a final touch mermaid got a sequin flower and can you see the tiny "umbilicus" on the cutie tummy ?!
Clay crafts
My little girl recycled an old cardboard box lid  [by painting it blue] to create a setting for her ocean diorama.
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Clay Mermaid
We placed little mermaid on a real sea shell sofa and according to my daughter little mermaid had just got back from collecting pearls [you can spy the treasure in her  pink clay basket!].
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Clay flower
My daughter's big red clay flower perhaps bears no resemblance to any aquatic botanical species ...but then we do have artistic license!! We made the seaweeds from green clay and stuck them atop real sea shells.
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Clay roses
Most clay brands we get here in India dont have the color pink [ a bit weird!] but Kores clay does have unusual popular colors such as black and pink and I couldn't resist contributing the little pink clay rose buds to the diorama.These easy to make clay roses are just rolled up clay strips.Here is a link to a proper Clay rose tutorial 
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Clay roses
How do you like my daughter's smiley crab and standing seaweed ? She was so pleased she could make the seaweed stand by curving its shape...ha ha imbibed physics lesson ! The corals in the diorama are treasures we  brought  back from a Malaysian holiday[ Oh I do love that country--- its a holiday haven for nature lovers!]
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Clay crab
We duplicated the orange and velvet sea sponges from the graphics behind the crab into matching clay sea sponges !
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Clay crafts
Since I have a crafty little girl I  buy a lot of clay and have tried many different clay brands. What we especially liked about the Kores Kool clay is its not sticky , its easy to mould and shape and wont stick to moulds or cutters. And true to their claim of "never drying"...the clay figures remained the same even after a week in our humid hot Indian climate!
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Clay ocean diorama
I hope you enjoyed seeing my daughter's ocean diorama ...do spare a moment to comment [ She does read the comments and smile from ear to ear when you praise her !!]
Edited : This Clay ocean diorama came top 3 at Brown and Sugar Sand and sea theme challenge
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and was featured artist at Anything but a card

60 comments:

  1. OMG !! She is very artistic and talented :)Excellent work!!!!!! Love the mermaid and sea weeds so much . Convey my heartiest wishes to your brilliant little girl :)

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    1. Thank you Dharshana...my little girl asks me to tell you a big Thank you !

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  2. wow wow wow!! dear little Prisha, this is so beautiful!! you are a real talented kid!! my favorite is the crab!! every little creature in there is so cute.. the pretty little mermaid and her pink basket gorgeous!! loved this!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina deedee ... I am so happy!
      Prisha

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  3. How talented you daughter is, she must take after her mom! Her creation is amazing. She is getting prettier each time I see her picture. Barbara

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara..so good to have you visit after a long time

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  4. Well little lady, I see you have inherited your moms talent. You have done a marvelous job with your clay. All the creatures and seaweed are just fantastic. Job well done. I think the mermaids basket of pearls are a wonderful addition.
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna...my little girl is feeling elated and shy!

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  5. This is just a wonderful and such a colourful project...beautiful work with the clay..I love the sweet mermaid and the little crab.All the coral and shells and her cute basket of pearls...well done...I'm so impressed.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy...ha ha the basket of pearls is my fav too!

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  6. Doc, this is adorable love this ocean scene so serene...your daughter has done a wonderful job of her clay creations...takes after her mum...love n hugs, aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thank you so much Annie!!

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  7. Hi Prisha, this is so pretty, loved the treasure basket !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman deedee!!
      Prisha

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  8. Wow!! What a beautiful Diorama its so beautiful..Well done Prisha ..love your little mermaid,pearl basket and smiling crab ..Dr Sonia Prisha has done a great work and she made the shapes perfectly with her little hands.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika deedee.
      Prisha.
      Ha Ha Radhika yes I must admit little hands have shaped the mermaid perfectly!!

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  9. WONDERFUL job dear Prisha !! SO much of beautiful detailing ..You have a long way to go ...budding artist ! Keep it up !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja deeddee!!
      Prisha

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  10. WOW!!! Amazing creation. So much detail and colors.. Prisha is SO talented Sonia..Loz

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  11. wow amazing work by Prisha.....is so colourful.....love it..

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  12. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, a very talented little girl.
    Love, love, love, every thing about this stunning creation
    Keep up the great creating

    Patricia x

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  13. Such an awesome project! So many cute details! The mermaid's basket with pearls is so pretty! Keep it up Prisha, you rock girl! :)

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  14. Beautiful ocean diorama creation.Very lovely details ,love the little flowers in the back and the big fish.
    Gr Elly

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  15. Wow!!!! your daughter is so talented!!! she has done amazing job!!!! love the mermaid, seaweeds and flowers!!!

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  16. What a super talented young lady you are. Such a beautiful project.
    Julie x

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  17. Super brilliant idea Sonia, how fun to work with these! very nice project..

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  18. Love her attention to details!!! A girl after my own heart...The little basket of pearls, the smiley crab...all are fabulous!! Well done Prisha!!! What are you going to make next?

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  19. She is talented. Like the cheerful colors used. I especially like the Whale & Crab.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  20. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! I love it!! I want it!! She did such a fantastic job with this!! Wow!! Every detail is perfect!! What a fabulous project this is for Kores Kool Clay!! She showcased it perfectly!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Beautiful creating .Thank you for sharing your Daughter's fabulous water scene on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

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  22. Wonderful job sweet girl! Like mama like daughter :). I love your crab very much :) And all the other creations are so cute as well. Keep it up!

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  23. How adorable! Your daughter is very talented! She did a fantastic job, love the characters!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. This is spectacular. I love it. In fact, with your permission, I would love to re-post this on my blog and my FB page because I think it will inspire other young artists.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  25. A great little artist! As she grows, is also raising hers talent. With your continued support, she has a bright future. My sincere congratulations to her and a big hug from Croatia to both!

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  26. Wow!!! that is amazing.I love the mermaid and her tummy button and also the crab with his big eyes. What a clever young lady and lovely photos by Mum. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

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  27. Adorable!!! love the mermaid reminds me of Lisa, which by the way I just came from her blog and she had been tagged by you " getting to know me" great choice have a happy day hugs DIANA L.

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  28. I'm in LOVE!! This is so stinking CUTE! I have to say, I was a little set back by the decapitated mermaid, but seeing her skewered back together with her body and in all her beauty...I was in complete and total awe! Your daughter is not only beautiful but extremely talented and I absolutely LOVE the clay environment. What a truly truly fun project. :)
    hugs to you both,
    Lisa x

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  29. so talented just likes her mom.

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  30. WOW! This is an amazing project- look at all of the details- I love the mermaid, the shell she is sitting in, the flowers- heck- love it all! You have passed on your creative talent to her : ) She is one fortunate child!!! I have not heard of that type of clay.... Well, I stopped by earlier this week- briefly- see you were already nominated for the Getting to know you hop- and did not have tome to read the post, so off to read about you!

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  31. Your daughter is just as talented and crafty as her mom! Such an adorable creation--especially love her mermaid! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  32. Adorable, she is creative and talented!!
    Nati

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  33. Oh my gosh! I want this diorama! The mermaid has red hair like me! Your daughter is as talented as you are!

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  34. Wow, Sonia! She is so talented! Takes after you, no doubt! I'm really impressed with this amazing project...well done!

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  35. This is awesome !! Your daughter has created a beautiful diorama , and I`m sure both of you must have spent a wonderful and enjoyable time making it :)
    Though all the details are beautiful , I really fell in love with the cute little mermaid and the the "spouting whale" is absolutely gorgeous . Your daughter has a fantastic eye for detail .

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  36. Beautiful, your daughter is very talented, thank you for joining us at the kraftyhands blog challenge. Hugs Jeanette xx

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  37. Wow...Prisha..Amazing job...Loved it very much...

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  38. Dr. Sonia... I have been following your blog from last few months... and I really really admire all your projects... they all are so wonderful... and I wonder how many techniques and tutorials are there... thankyou for sharing all those tutorials... they are really inspiring specially when u don't have much tools.. :))

    http://funzycraftygifts.blogspot.in/

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  39. Your daughter has created a beautiful diorama Love the little mermaid, the smiling crab, the wahle and all the other details.

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  40. I think your daughters creations is fabulous and she obviously has inherited her mothers's ability of being a wonderful crafter. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Such a stunning creation, captured by your daughter and yourself! It is always gratifying to see our youngsters be so creative! I can see it must have been fun from the beginning to the end!

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  42. Such a fantastic creation. The mermaid is very cute. Your little girl is so talented.

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  43. hello kid you are just really amazing i loved it my kid who is 6yrs old loved it soo much and she also want to make the mermaid.Its really wonderful Dr.sonia.cheers pavani www.petitecrafting.blogspot.com

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  44. Oh my! What a spectacular creation! Your precious little girl is just bursting with creativity... hmm, she reminds me of someone. ;) You both are inspiring and I continue to be amazed with every post. You are a treasure... much like this diorama. :o) Lots of love and hugs for both of you!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  45. Stunning creation love the amazing detail
    Thank ou for shring at Kraftyhands Challenge
    Hugs Julie x

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  46. Your daughter has done and amazing job....this is such a terrific scene. Great imagination and love the tutorial for the mermaid,

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  47. This is a delightful diorama. Your daughter has created a little treasure. I love the sea theme and the gorgeous mermaid with all of her friends. Thank you for sharing some of the step-by-step photos and the story behind it. Thank you for joining in at ABAC. Cheers, Di

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  48. Wow!!!! I had to pick up my jaw which literally fell to the floor! Your sweet daughter is just as talented as you Sonia! Wow wow wow! I sure must get my hands on this clay too so my daughter can play. Keep up the good work my young talented artist!!!

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  49. Hello Sonia

    I am fan of ur work. Where to find this AMOS clay? I am placed at Delhi.

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    1. Swati we didnt use Amos clay in this project..we used Kool Kores clay which is available in many many stationary shops.About Amos...its more difficult to get as its quite expensive...I also picked up Amos from a toy shop

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