Portrait of a girl with big eyes #sketchbook
Snow globe progress for today: So, the mini ones are coming along well. The first photo shows you a bit of the water-filling process. You use one hand to peel back a corner of the stopper with pliers, then you jam a squirt bottle in there and fill it with your liquid and snow solution. The second photo shows where the minis are now. They’re filled, but they’re all covered in air bubbles. See how the snow clings to him? Air bubbles. They’ll spend the next 24 hours soaking (and being tapped by me every couple hours) to get the bubbles to release and form one big bubble at the top, which I can then get rid of.
The real problem right now is the big ones. I’m cycling through brands of silicone adhesive to secure the figures to the stopper. I have to find one that won’t just pop off during the process of getting the stopper into the globe (The process is a lot easier for the little ones, so my original silicone works fine). I’ve even tried a marine epoxy out of desperation, and that was even worse than the plain silicone—didn’t actually stick at all. Every year, this is the part that the whole process hinges on. And there never seems to be a solution that carries over into the next year! Grr!