So, next comes a cute little piggy face made of walnut and pistachio shells. How did I make it? Pretty obvious from this picture, isn’t it?
Here’s what I used to make this piggy face:
- One half of a walnut-shell
- Two pistachio shells for the ears
- Two buttons for the snout
- Acrylic colors
- Varnish for gloss
- Bindis for eyes
The distinguishing feature of a piggy face is the snout. They use it to dig into the soil to find food. So, I used two buttons to make the snout prominent. However, a single button also works on a piggy face.
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I stuck two of my tiny black bindis to make the eyes and then used a black marker pen to extend them a bit more. This makes the eyes look prettier from a distance.
So there; the cute little piggy face is complete and staring at you in a beseeching way.
Now, to turn in into a fridge magnet, first stuff the shell with whatever. I used a piece of cloth and pasted it to the inner surface of the walnut-shell with glue. I stuck the magnet upon this.
In this picture, you can also see how the pistachio shell ears are fixed to the piggy face.