One thing I was apprehensive in trying out though was polymer clay sculpting. I've always associated the use of this type of clay with baking since it did require that it be baked to set properly, and I with no baking skills whatsoever was not as easily open to the concept.
However, when Kat of Shmily Arts, Crafts and Accesories offered a half-day workshop on polymer clay sculpting using Makin's clay, a special air-dry type variety, I couldn't as well pass up the opportunity.
So with my cousin in tow, we went to her shop in Sta. Ana, Manila and spent a few afternoon hours learning the basics and techniques in polymer clay sculpting.
And such a wonderful, creative afternoon it was! Here are just a few of my works. =)
My only gripe would be that the workshop venue had no AC (sorry Kat, but for a pregnant woman, I was really sweating buckets that time! Hehehe!) But that might not be much of a concern as you truly get your money's worth. Each session also comes with a brief instruction manual and a few basic tools to get you started.
Now my only problem is trying to figure out a way to curb my spending on additional clay, molds and other related paraphernalia. Heck! I'm even seriously deciding on making my baby's baptismal souvenirs when the time comes. And yes, I am even considering tinkering around with the baking kind! =D
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