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If you ask me, most of the answers will be the same.
Me and ~AnabellaNoire
wanted to try making those little charm animals/things ever since I bought charms from ~Oborochann
So we went to Michaels arts and craft store, bought some sculpey clay (since none of us had any left), and some paint. They were all on sale, so that was awsome =3.
This is my "first try" batch. I think they turned out pretty well x3. The onigiri (rice ball) is so unoriginal!! but I made one as a test when it came to painting. My mom loves the pig.
I give lots of credit to those who can make those small sculptures and paint them so well! IT'S HARD!! And it's harder for those who dont have that great of a control over the clay and paint. I've played with clay before in class and with paint, so these werent that hard for me.