Teeny Tiny Fimo Sushi Tutorial (and Dessert!)

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I love using Fimo clay. It’s just like Play-Doh for (slightly more) grown ups! You can make mini charms that you can use for jewellery or in a dolls house. After modelling the charms you bake them in the oven and they set. This is how I made the Nigiri sushi. I’ve been craving sushi for a couple of days now and this hasn’t helped one bit.

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The first thing I did was make the ‘rice.’ To do this I made a long thin shape with the white fimo and cut it into small pieces.

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This should be the finished product. See how it looks like rice? It doesn’t have to be too perfect as you will just be squashing it later anyway.

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Squash the rice into little rectangles. By using the ‘rice grains’ to make the sushi base it will give it a texture that looks like rice. If you can’t be bothered to do this frankly time-consuming step, then you can just give some texture to white fimo rectangles using a pen tip or necklace chain. I like this method because I think it’s a bit more realistic.

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Marble white and pinky-red clays together to create a pattern that looks a bit like fish. If you layer the clays and squash them, then continue doing this it will create a streaky effect. I still roll the clay around because fish usually isn’t in perfect lines anyway.

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Cut or tear small rectangles out of the ‘fish’ clay. Put these on top of the ‘rice’ rectangles.

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Use a dark green clay to wrap a thin piece around each nigiri. This will look like the seaweed that is used to attach the fish to the rice.

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I rolled up the spare ‘fish’ clay into a long thin shape and then twisted it into a spiral to make a lollipop. It’s better than wasting the spare clay as now it’s mixed you can’t separate the colours.

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After baking the fimo clay, I used a gloss/varnish to give it a shine. If it’s too matte it will not look natural.

The Finished Result:

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The shine on the fish makes it look far more realistic.

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Look how tiny the charms are! You can attach them to chain links which means they can be used in jewellery.

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I cut up some cocktail sticks to make tiny chopsticks.

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Real chopsticks to show how small they are.

*~*Have fun trying this πŸ™‚ *~*

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