Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More


hey guys this is Jackie or nerdy crafter now I’m no marine biologist but that doesn’t stop me from admiring the deep sea although I do really get seasick I can’t be on a boat without getting really really nauseous so being on a cruise is definitely not an option and another thing about the ocean is that it’s scary because we just don’t know what’s in there I mean there’s so many species that we have yet to discover isn’t that fascinating since so many of you really like the polymer clay and resin combination tutorial I figured I’d give it another shot so for this week you guys will learn how to make a small jellyfish tank now if you look under the jellyfish you’ll see that it kind of looks goo E and that’s because I’ve added some cotton there to give it that effect pretty nifty eh that was so Canadian of me now for this project I highly suggest that you don’t blow out the bubbles in your resin the only thing I would have done is maybe pop that one but I would keep all the rest because they do look like floating plankton and little particles that would exist under the ocean and I love this project because it’s so darn easy and it looks awesome here’s what you’ll need for this project white or translucent clay black rounded or pointed tools a mold blue food coloring rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to clean up your piece a cutter optionally you can use the back end of a chopstick or the back end of a pen cotton and finally your resin kit now many of you asked me where do I get this from and I got this from Michaels but I’m sure you can also find it at a hardware store now the first thing I’m going to do is show you guys two different ways how to make two different jellyfish so the first one you’re either going to need the back part of a chopstick or a pen now make a small ball with your white or translucent clay place it on the top tip of your chopstick push it down so that it makes don’t now remove it and now you have a hallo domme now with your translucent clay again make really thin snakes then you’re going to place them on the inside of your dome feel free to make them extra long bend them in half and then put them inside that way you’re cutting your work in half once you have something that looks like this with your fingers just bring them and tame them a little bit like so now take your rubbing alcohol and q-tip and clean it up just in case you got dirt specks so here’s our first jellyfish now for the second one and you’re going to start with exactly the same method if you have a hard time with the back of a chopstick feel free to take a ball tool like so now for the tentacles on this one you’re going to roll up the same colored clay as you did for the body roll it out into a thin snake but a little thicker than what you did previously and then we’re going to flatten it down slightly and then twirl it from there so that’s going to give me different tentacle effects place the tentacles in however way you want just make sure that the center is empty because we’re going to be putting the cotton swab after we make it now for the final one you’re going to stop the same base then you’re going to make one snake put them together twist them put it right in the center and make tentacles on different sides of the circle experiment with as many different shapes and sizes that you’d like but since my mold is small I’m going to keep them tight now bake these for seven minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit make sure that your oven was preheated now makes your resin according to your packages and deductions now before you pour your resin in the mold put one drop of food coloring if you want your water to be darker than this go ahead and put in one more drop I like this tone now pour your resin in your mold now I’m going to let this sit for about 4 hours before we actually put in the jellyfish that way the jellyfish is not at the bottom of the actual tank but floating straight in the middle once your resident is hard enough but still very slightly sticky place your jellyfish in the way that you want them to be now let them sit for another two hours once you’ve let it dry for a couple of hours mix in a second batch of resin now before we pour the resin take a small piece of your cotton pinch it slightly they put it underneath the dome of the jellyfish that has the twirly tentacles don’t put any food coloring in your second layer of resin that way the only blue is going to come from the background as you can see this one has the second layer with no coloring this one has the second layer with coloring now we’re going to let them cure overnight now that they’ve cured overnight you can definitely see the difference between the one that has the actual food coloring on the second coat and the one that doesn’t now remove them from the mold and the bubbles in there are just perfect because it really gives them an undersea look so you don’t want to blow out your bubbles you want them to kind of still look like there are particles floating around now for the contour of your tank flatten out a piece of black clay put one at the bottom and one on top and then cut out the shape that you want it to be [Music] with your cutter make it an even border [Music] here’s the bottom part now do the same thing for the top now take your rubbing alcohol and q-tip and smooth out the black part now bake in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes and yes you can bake resin as long as it’s really low temperatures and for a short amount of time all done now if this isn’t the coolest miniature jellyfish tank I don’t know what is what’s your favorite water creature it could be salt water or none thus the Loch Ness monster count now don’t forget to subscribe like this video and share if you have suggestions for future geeky tutorials leave them in the comment section below and don’t forget to add me on Tumblr Facebook Twitter and Instagram until then I will see you guys next week [Music] you

99 comments on “MINI JELLYFISH TANK AQUARIUM Polymer Clay Resin Tutorial

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  2. My favourite sea creature, and favourite animal, is the shark. I also love stingrays cause they’re the shark’s cousins. Sea horses are really cute and fantasy looking so I like them too

  3. My favorite sea animal is a stingray. If you go to Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa, FL) you can pet the stingrays. And do not worry their barbs are gone.

  4. Hey Jackie! I love your tutorials. You mentioned not to do the food coloring on both layers of the resin…but what if you only did the one drop of food coloring on each layer? would that create the same effect as what happened when you did the two layers with two drops each?

  5. Great job on this beautiful!!! Looking forward to more of your stuff!!! I'm sorry to hear that you get seasick!!!👅👎🙅💩😡😷😤☺😘

  6. I really want to make a mermaid in a jar and you have givin me some ideas. Can you make one please???Your awesome! Love your videos!

  7. I know where jellyfish live they live in saltwater and oceans some jellyfish can swim very far distance and they can also be in the deep waters of the ocean there is also jellyfish and shallow waters some jellyfish can be in lakes and some live and the deepest oceans in the floor some jellyfish can be at the pit and like the blue jellyfish that we saw from last time when i was 4

  8. The blue jellyfish as they look so cool because they're so unique jellyfish are very unique but the crystal jellyfish is very clear

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