Isomalt Succulent Terrarium Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Sidney Galpern is back for another isomalt extravaganza.

In this tutorial, Sidney breaks down how to make a 100% isomalt succulent terrarium. Sidney shows how to form and pull 3 different kinds of succulents, along with creating the terrarium with super-clear, bubble-free glass panes. Sidney offers a ton of tips and tricks on getting your isomalt this clear and how to work with it.

Sidney also shows hand-painting techniques and airbrushing on the succulents and which color products can actually paint onto isomalt and how to seal the color in.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:44:49 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a 100% isomalt succulent terrarium
  • Learn how to form and pull 3 different isomalt succulents
  • How to create super-clear no-bubbles isomalt glass panes
  • Learn how to paint and airbrush onto the succulents and seal in the color

Isomalt pulled and sculpted to look like succulents in a terrarium

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making The Clear Isomalt Walls 3:15
  2. Coloring The Isomalt 16:07
  3. Pulling The Isomalt 20:50
  4. Making The Zebra Succulent 28:16
  5. Reheating The Isomalt 44:37
  6. Making The Echevaria 46:48
  7. Making The Burro’s Tail 59:25
  8. Cutting Off The Corners 1:16:36
  9. Assembling The Terrarium Pt.1 1:19:18
  10. Shading The Succulents 1:22:20
  11. Adding The Secondary Colors 1:31:18
  12. Hand Painting The Zebra Succulent 1:37:41
  13. Assembling The Terrarium Pt.2 1:41:19
  14. Arranging The Succulents 1:42:33