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Bulbasaur Sprout Seedling Planter by tallydragon Bulbasaur Sprout Seedling Planter by tallydragon
These are bulbasaur seedling planters, cast from an original sculpture I made sometime last year. They were designed to hold a plastic k-cup in their back as a seedling pot. :) (k-cups are leftover from using a keurig coffee machine. I wanted a new way to recycle my k-cups!) The idea came from bulbasaur's pokedex entry, which says (paraphrased) that "a seed is planted on its back at birth and grows with it as it ages." So, these little guys are just babies! I call them Bulbasaur Sprouts. :)

The original sculpture was done in super sculpey, and the mold made of smooth-on silicone. Then I poured the casts using dyed alumilite resin. I hand-painted the faces and spots using acrylic and sealed them with a matte varnish coat. (Plus sanding and filling as-needed).

I still have a lot to learn about casting (micro-bubbles, how you plague me *shakes fist*), but I've managed to pour a good handful of them, which I'll be taking with me to Another Anime Con. I should take a picture of my bulbasaur army before they go. :)

EDIT: I may put a few of these online for sale if there are any left after the con. I'm planning to make more, but that will take longer; the mold took a beating and I think I'll have to redo it. I'm also just really nervous about selling stuff online...I want to wait and make sure people like them as much in person as they do in pictures first.

P.S. It turns out I'm not the only one to come up with pokemon planters. For a really epic ivysaur, check out Teggy's page!


Bulbasaur belongs to Nintendo and the creators of Pokemon. I'm just a fan.
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the-pink-doughnut Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Are you selling these? 
It's so adorable and I would love to buy a few of these! :3
ASharpeDesign Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Contact me too!  I would like one if you are selling them!!!
muzicgirly20o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member
If you are still making/selling these, I am interested in buying one!  my email is  This is very well done and cute :)  please let me know your decision either way, yours is my first choice.
WiserDesign Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
alot of people are making them via 3d printers now day. but yours are unique. where can one purchase these????
mollyblair Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I loooove these! If you're still selling I would be very interested in pricing, shipping etc. :) My email address is
kimmyken1991 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I want one :o my email is
Nicolej4481 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
That is so adorable! I want one!
katastra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
How much do you sell these for ?
ccarts89 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This is amazing and I would definitely buy one if you have any available?
tallydragon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm hoping to have more soon, I've had to restock my supplies and am trying to improve my casting.
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