I went to Walmart the other day and I was surprised to see that they carried original Sculpey. It’s the cheapest form of the stuff, but it’s perfect for beginners. :) So I picked up a pound of it. It only comes in white, but I read on the web that you can add some light color to it by using chalk pastels, and it works pretty well. :)
This is what I’ve made so far. Granted, they’re no way near as nice as the ones I’ve seen, but it’s a start. I still need to get glaze and that liquid clay stuff to get some more real effects.