HAND MADE IN MEXICO WITH GREAT CARE AND SKILL.
A HOW TO GUIDE...I dare you, give it a go !
Take one Walnut, carefully cut in half and sand the edges so it is level and smooth. Eat the nut and clear away the mess. Next, prepare a scene by creating a flat platform of plasticine at the base of the shell for the figures to stand. Wait to dry. Using a very fine brush paint the platform and the inside of the shell to create the illusion of a background, trees, birds etc can be painted on now. Gather all the colours of plasticine that you will need and start forming the figures and other 3D elements of the scene. This can be tricky and takes practice and skill. Once the scene is finished and the models are securely in place cut a perspex front to the walnut. Glue on and leave to dry. Lastly, Paint a decorative edge of white paint at the join of the perspex and the nut and glaze the shell with some varnish. If you would like to make a stand for your walnut scene, take a small ball of plasticine and make a small sausage shape and place at the back on the base.