DIY Terrarium/Aquascaping /diorama

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Introduction: DIY Terrarium/Aquascaping /diorama

Nature always attracts to everyone, and i am nature lover too. I want to close the beautiful landscape .but its not possible for me to become the part of it, so i tried to make a little landscape for my room, hence terrarium/aquaplaning and diorama is best idea for my satisfaction, you can set original moss / plants in it but you ll need some soil,and some other materials ,and also put in small pet ,so you have to do few changing on it and size too, you may contact with me. or i will tell you in an other video, anyhow in this aquascaping required the following material.

glass bowl,plaster of Paris, hobby knife, acrylic color , epoxy resin ,aluminium foil , foam brush, PVA glue, dried moss for trees, moss pad for mountain , soft cloth,scenic cement .

Step 1: Making of Rock

This time i tried to make rock with mixture of water & plaster of Paris . Take a piece of aluminium foil &fold or press like i did then fill with plaster of Paris and water mixture ,let it dry .Now use hobby knife to shape the rock

Step 2: Coloring of Rock

For coloring of rock i used black ,burnt umber ,raw umber & yellow ocher colors .i took 1 part color & 16 part water ,mix it well now take foam brush for good result .Apply two colors first then leave for drying .After drying apply scenic cement on rock ,Now use black color ,leave for dry .Again apply scenic cement on it. Rock is ready

Step 3: Covering of Sides in Terrarium

Now fixed the rock in Terrarium i used water & plaster of Paris paste .After fixing of rock i cover the sides in Terrarium with soft cloth and plaster of Paris .Let it dry then use all above colors on dry cloth ,apply scenic cement on it leave for dry

Step 4: Making of Small Trees, Rain Fall & Boat

For making of trees ,take dried bushes cut them as required shape .Now cover these bushes with dried moss .

For making of boat i take card board and make small boat .Color the boat with simple pencil colors like wooden shades .

For making of rain fall take PVA glue and glass or any hard sheet ,spread glue on it with the help of finger just like i did .let it dry ,Apply white color on dry glue strip like i did.

Step 5: Epoxy Resin Water

Take small amount of epoxy resin ,add blue pigment & glitter in it . we required transparent & blue color epoxy both. Apply many thin layers in glass .Don't fill it at once because heat generated by epoxy break the bowl . After dry the epoxy apply silicone sealant for waves .Take small amount of white color and color near the rain fall like water waves put boat in it .My Terrarium is ready .Few pics of Terrarium

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    43 Discussions

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    Shanci
    Shanci

    Question 11 months ago

    Which type of epoxy resin should i use in terrarium ? The soft or the hard type?

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 5 months ago

    clear epoxy resin

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    MarkSindone

    I am personally really in awe each time I get to see a terrarium in person. I feel that the amount of effort put in each and every single one of them is a tremendous load and needs careful and intricate skills to set one up. I guess patience is truly a key here

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for lovely comment.I think its valuable for me.

    I would seriously make this a little bigger with a pump and real running water. Feng Shui for the win you guys!

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for the comment, i glad to see that you are interested to make the same in real water .When you 'll make project in real water you have to use that type of things which are not effected in water.

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    1 year ago

    Incredible, this isn't what I expected!! :)
    I voted, good luck in the contest!

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for lovely comment & thanks for voted

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    gardenwife
    gardenwife

    Question 1 year ago

    Do you sell these online anywhere? Honestly, I have trouble with my hands and I don't think I could do something with this level of detail.

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Answer 1 year ago

    I can give it to you as a gift if it is possible

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    gardenwife
    gardenwife

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for your kindness, but I bet it is precious to you.

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    Villegas8005
    Villegas8005

    1 year ago on Step 5

    Wow! I didn't know it was possible to make something that beautiful without computers and 3-D-printing! You are very patient and talented.

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for appreciation

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    snorlaxprime
    snorlaxprime

    1 year ago

    It looks surreal, excellent scenery, I loved the waterfall

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for watching and lovely comments

    When I first saw it in my news feed I thought it was a real fountain in water...

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for encourgment

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    HazelL2
    HazelL2

    1 year ago

    This is very cute. I thought, on first glance, it was a little container with real water propelled by a small pump. Your attention to detail is lovely.

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    aaishtv
    aaishtv

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks Hazeil ,

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    MolnarL1
    MolnarL1

    1 year ago

    It made me smile as it is simple and beautiful.
    Sometimes I work with silicon sealant but never tought to use it this way. Thanks for sharing :)