The following demonstration is an excerpt from the new book "Amazing Clay Flowers: Creating Realistic Flowers and Floral Arrangements" by Noriko Kawaguchi. In her list of materials, she lists "resin clay" which we know as air-dry clay. In Japan, polymer-based air dry clays are usually called resin clays.
Note: There are 4 general types or 'groups' of no-bake air-dry clays currently popular. The paper-based (actually wood pulp) clays such as Creative Paperclay, the stone-based (pumice) clays such as LaDoll, and the polymer-based clays such as Deco Clay, Lumina, Luna and many other brands of "soft" clays usually used in crafting clay flowers. The 4th group is the homemade and commercial cold porcelain clays, which are very popular for creating clay flowers.
Any of the above could be used to make these Pansies but the softer clays are usually better suited to making thin petals.
|Page One - Materials and Inner Petals|
|Inner Petals and Outer Petals|
|Assemble petals and make a bud|
|Calyx and Leaves|
|Paint the details|