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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cut or tear small rectangles out of the ‘fish’ clay. Put these on top of the ‘rice’ rectangles.
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.
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.
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:
The shine on the fish makes it look far more realistic.
Look how tiny the charms are! You can attach them to chain links which means they can be used in jewellery.
I cut up some cocktail sticks to make tiny chopsticks.
Real chopsticks to show how small they are.
*~*Have fun trying this 🙂 *~*