I found a neat way of making a splash ,that is quicker [for me] and much better looking ,after trying the process of cutting ,shaping, heating ,stretching ,bending ,and gluing together resins and Plexiglas,the end result looked lie a modern art museum reject. Fleur De Lis in burnt bubbly clear plastic. So I found another piece of Plexiglas cut it in the oval shape I needed held onto it with pliers and slowly heated the middle ,[where duck would be jumping out of]. Next after heating for quite a while with torch held pretty far back ,,I could begin to see it ripple and sag in the middle .I removed the heat and BLEW just like an 8 year old with birthday candles.The Plexiglas expanded bubbled and burst ,creating a hole stretched out and exploding off the surface just like a real water splash. This took WAY less time and looked so much better than the previous 2 tries that were trashed. All I had to do now was mark and drill holes to thread the reeds up through ,cut a cattail in 2 at an angle and glue onto both halves of ''water'',and add a few droplets,or spray.Then with a resin paint on some ripples let dry and shoot some clear gloss overall.The woody was suspended on a 9 gauge wire reed, also placed through the ''water''. Try to get pictures up in next couple of days.