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3D Printed Seal Coin Bank and Planter

Swinging back to 3D, I was in need of a place to keep spare change, and decided to create a seal coin bank. I just cannot resist their squishy shape! It was pretty tricky to get the hollow shape and twist-off plug with Nomad Sculpt, but it worked out in the end. And of course, once I had the model, I couldn’t resist making a planter version!

I tried a new filament with this planter, and it doesn’t transition between the colours quite as well. I also used resin for the bank seal’s eyes and painted the planter seal’s eyes without adding resin. Which look do you prefer?

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3D Printed Seal Ornament

This is the first 3d printed design I created myself using this fantastic class by Gesa Pickbrenner on Skillshare.

Of course I had to create a seal ornament haha! I really love how illustrative this type of printing looks. I’m still trying to learn how to print these with a clean face without any little gaps when they’re printed at a smaller size. This piece is experimental and very large. I don’t really like how it looks painted, so I think I’ll stick to more simple, unpainted pieces in this style in the future.

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Rainbow Canadian Seals Sticker Pack

Here’s our final sticker pack for this year: Canadian Seals! This pack contains rainbow stickers of all 6 true seals found in Canada.

I’m really proud of this pack. I think the scope of colours is really nice, and all the seals look great together. I also tried to really push myself to simplify their shapes and make them all feel squishy and friendly. I hope you enjoy them, too!

You can find these seal friends on my webstore or at my Etsy shop.

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Hooded Seal Sticker Design

Here’s the final design for my Canadian seals sticker pack! This little guy is a hooded seal. I think you can see where they get their name. Their little hoods actually contain an air bladder that they inflate like a frog inflates it’s throat. Except with the seal, the bladder inflates out their nose! So cool!

I’ll be releasing this finished sticker pack in the next day or so. Keep an eye out for it!

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Harbour Seal Sticker

Next up in our Canadian seals sticker pack is the harbour seal! Harbour seals are the second smallest seals, just a bit bigger than ringed seals, and are pretty common in southern NB. I feel like these little guys are some of the most charismatic seals, because we see them so often around beaches up here.

I went with a cool colour palette for this little guy to emphasise their silver-grey patterning. I think they’ll pop really well against the warm colours of the ringed, grey, and bearded seal designs in this set.

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Bearded Seal Sticker Design

Finally, another sticker design for this month’s sticker pack: A bearded seal!

Bearded seals are kind of plain looking; brown or grey evenly all over. Except they have the most amazing whiskers! They may be my favourite species of Canadian seal just because their whiskers are so dramatic and fun. The pups are also pretty funny looking; they remind me of old dogs with those dramatic grey eyebrows and muzzles. I’d love to paint one of those little guys some day.

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Gay Seal of Approval Sticker

A fresh take on the seal of approval pun so popular among seal merch makers: The gay seal of approval! Or the seal of gay approval. OR the seal of gay AND approval. Either way, you can’t lose!

My scanner destroyed the oranges and yellows on this, as usual, so I touched them up digitally. The sticker actually looks closer to the original than the scan.

I’m also sending out a special holofoil version of this guy in addition to the monthly stickers over on Ko-fi. Be sure to sign up for the sticker tier any time this month if you want this bonus sticker!

Or you can grab the regular vinyl sticker on Etsy: https://squidtartsart.etsy.com/ca/listing/1590687108/gay-seal-of-approval-vinyl-sticker

Or right here on this website: https://rainbowpetportraits.ca/product/gay-seal-of-approval-vinyl-sticker/

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Monthly Exclusive Sticker! Grey Seal

Here’s our holofoil sticker for this month and the next sticker for the seal sticker pack: a grey seal!
Grey seals have such varied and interesting patterns! Some of them seem to have one solid colour and others are more spotty or blotchy. There also seem to be two colour morphs: grey and brown. I decided to go with the brown colour morph here and use warm colours for this screamy little friend.

If you want the jumbo, holofoil version of this little guy, be sure to check out my Ko-fi any time this month to grab one!
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New Sticker! Ringed Seal Sticker Design

The next design for our seal sticker pack is the Ringed Seal!
Ringed seals have such beautiful patterns. It’s hard to pick out a “cutest” when it comes to seals, but ring seals might be it for me. They’re also the smallest true seal, which definitely ups the cute factor.

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