Polymer Clay Amanita Mushroom Sculpture // How to Sculpt Tutorial


Hello! Today we are making amanita mushrooms, also know as fly amanita One of the deadliest mushrooms on Earth And also one of the prettiest. It’s a beautiful red mushroom that has been used in art for many years. And will be used for many years to come. Probably one of the biggest inspiration in Alice in Wonderland. Hence why it’s so popular. But I’m just rambling and babbling… Let’s go back to the tutorial, shall we? So, we started with a red ball of clay, and flatten it out on the bottom, put it on a tile, and now we are adding tiny bits of white clay on top of it. We are simply using a toothpick, to grab tiny bits of white clay, and stick them to the red clay. As the red clay is still unbaked, you do not need to add any liquid clay on top of it. As it will naturally stick. Pretty easy. The beauty of this mushroom is that you can use any color you wish. You do not need to use red and white. Although it looks the prettiest because we are so used to that form. BUt you can also imagine all kinds of colors. As usual, your imagination is really the limit here. And just go on, adding bit by bit on top of the mushroom cap. Be sure to fill all gaps and holes. You want something that is fairly regular. And once you’re happy, bake the cap. Unless you want to make many mushrooms. Then make all the caps at once. After baking and cooling off, just add some liquid clay beneath, And use a brush to smear it evenly. Then take a small ball of white clay and put it on top of it. Or beneath the cap. Then flatten all around. For the stem, roll out a piece of tubular clay, cut the ends, and add on top. And then using a sculpting tool, any tool will do, a silicone tool or toothpick works as well. Smooth out the edges, so the stem sticks nicely to the mushroom cap. You also can use your fingers. So that’s always an option. Never refrain from sculpting just because you think you don’t have enough tools. And then we are going to add a sort of skirt. I’m sure there’s a specific terminology for that (edit: it’s actually called “annulus”=”ring”, TY Tessa Rosina) Just above the stem. So you just cut out a piece of white clay, one side of the strip is a little bit fringy, and that is on purpose so it looks more organic. Smooth it all out, so it sticks nicely together. Pull the skirts a little bit up. So you can see a bit underneath. That sounded a little bit perverted… but hey! Context is everything. And now add the gills. Yes! I know now, what the scientific term for those lines is (edit : not are, as it’s referring to the term… oops) Thanks to a lovely commentator on my last video! (edit : it’s Tessa Rosina!) Thank you very much! Add the gills using spatula tools. There are the same tools I used before. And I’m linking them below, in the description box, because I absolutely love those tools. I’m not getting paid for that… I did pay for the tools myself. They are simply just great! So go on and make all the gills. Take your time to make them look good. Go over them again and again. I always go over them at least twice. Then, we are adding some texture to the stem. I use an embossing tool, but a toothpick would do the work as well. Once you’re happy, bake. After baking and cooling off, we are doing the base. Add some liquid clay and white clay all around, and give it some texture. This way, you ensure that your base is nice and flat. So you can use it better in your artwork. It all depends what you want to do with your mushrooms. Maybe you have a polymer clay base, so I’d suggest you put the mushroom right on top of it. I personally used these mushrooms in a sculptural painting, so it was a bit different. You can add more details and textures on the stems, by simply adding some bits of clay on the stem. This is something you could have done before baking the stems, but I decided to add more details after. So no rules here. And just go on and add as much as you wish. Once you’re happy with all your mushrooms, bake again. After cooling off, we are adding some acrylic paints, some dark brown or black acrylic paint, so you can see the details better. Because white is white and without some dark paint, you can hardly see the details. Which is kinda sad. And which defeats the purpose of sculpture. Or art, for that matter. So just go over all the details you want to enhance. The gills are the most important things to enhance. Because otherwise you just don’t see them that much. Besides, adding some dark brown gives the illusion of dirt, and mushrooms usually are always a bit dirty. So it just adds to the realism. And just go, over every tiny detail you want to show off. And once you’re done, you can varnish, if necessary. I very much hope you enjoyed this video. And maybe, if you liked it, give it a thumbs up… maybe… just maybe! And I really hope to see you in my next video! Bye! (other video : and obviously you can use different colors) (but I strongly suggest you get some good alcohol inks) (I’ve been using Pinata, because that’s the only brand I really know) (and that’s what I find the easiest here in France) (but I suppose you can find different brands)

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  • Thea aaa

    You are my new favorite crafting channel 🙂

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  • Lily's Toy Chest

    I'm still a beginner at polymer clay, but your're amazing!! I can't believe you don't have more subs!! love your work!

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  • jadeetdaly

    quel travail magnifique encore une fois (le pied!!)

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  • Marina _mlhn

    salut c trop beau bisous continue <33333333333 😉

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  • M • Vanvid

    I'm making this for my Underland room decorations!

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  • Aetas Serenus

    Amanita muscari isn't actually that toxic, here in Sweden it was actually once considered edible after boiling and then discarding the cooking water (not recommended)

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  • Honey Bunny

    Amazing, how long do you bake before adding next piece of clay? do you bake it till fully cured?

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  • Sierra Crosby

    Wait… This type of mushroom is deadly?… I thought they were safe so that's why they were used so much in like movies and art 😂

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  • DuchessOfDinos

    Your stuff is so gorgeous!!

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  • Catmolester101

    Nice! Can you hook me up? I'm hosting a party next month and I think these will spice it up.

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  • Brendoodle

    Some people can draw very good, some are creative with clay.. and I can't even draw a normal circle 🙁 I don't even know if I can make this

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  • martine angie

    super merci beaucoup

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  • Cheri Whitley

    How long did u bake the caps..then the body of mushroom?

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  • Al Capone

    As a person who appreciates mushrooms, especially Amanitas, I LOVE the detail you put into these. Such amazing little sculptures, you've inspired me to try my own 🙂

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  • TomatoSoupxD

    I'm so surprised I have never come across your channel before, you are amazing! Subscribed ^__^

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  • jadeetdaly

    wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ;o)

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  • jadeetdaly

    fantastiquement réaliste ! bravo

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  • Pani Sarenka

    I think it will be better if you talk with more energy and without the music, it will be nicer to listen BUT it's just my opinion 🙂
    Sooo good work btw!

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  • Ivette Chinas

    deathly? come on, mushrooms share wisdom not kill, I love sculpting them so to me using that term is a bit extreme. other than that they turned out beautiful 👌

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  • Flayia

    alice au pays des merveilles ? wtf

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  • Oskar Heinzl

    the skirt thing is called the annalus ring 🙂

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  • Jacob Garcia

    I love your accent it's so relaxing

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  • martin lammers

    please if you dont know your mushrooms dont comment on them, amanita muscaria is far from one of the deadliest mushrooms, you can eat small amounts safely, and alot more if prepair propely

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  • Lisa Schoen

    Wow, beautiful work!!! I admire you patience!!! PS: Boy, the one thing I remembered from garde school! The parts of a mushroom… the cap, the gills, and the stipe (stem)! Everytime my mom would cook with them, I would recite what I learned in school! 😉

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  • Michelle 2019

    Stephanie, i love your videos but the music is sleeping me … 🙁

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  • Pamela Mertz

    You are so talented, I admire your skill and attention to detail on these ones especially, you should have a way bigger following, how do more people not watch your videos?!? You should start tagging them as "most satisfying video" because even just watching them to relax and desires is great, your work is brilliant/mesmerizing and your voice is soothing as well, the perfect combo lol

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  • Miss Lucca

    wow you're so talented! You make them look real. subbed! 🙂

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  • Daniel Wild

    I have a question why can't you just add the white Base to the cap when the caps still unfired? why do you add it after its baked with liquid clay?

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  • Okita814

    welp, amazing sculptures, 1 new subscriber

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  • barbara tomlinson

    you could add a small hook and hang them on Christmas Trees Aminitas are the Christmas mushroom

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  • DeepByteDigger

    Amazing clay art, Thanks for the tutorial~!

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  • Jaguarz 28

    Hola Slephanie muy hermosos hongos precio me gusta bendiciones soy Flor de Costa Rica.

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  • kim94503

    At 3.04 where did you get that tool? Great video!

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  • CA K

    So you paint your polymer clay with acrylic paints before baking, not after? I've watched a couple of your videos but can't really tell when the painting happens. I've always wondered if it was possible to use paint before baking.

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  • Ali Mcneely

    I don't have liquid clay what can I do

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  • 1979 Hellcat

    http://honest-food.net/2011/12/24/eating-santas-shroom/

    Love the mushrooms. Here's an article I found about them. 😊

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  • KOLEKCJONERZY

    This tutorials are pure gold <3 Subscribed 🙂

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  • Urkel Grue

    girl. i love your videos. they're so informative without being overwhelming. thanks!

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  • pilotsmother

    amazing

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  • sebastion reynolds

    This is awesome thankyou! You do a very good job

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  • CatFusion

    they aren't deadly, I am a fungologist. They are commonly used to get "high" due to their hallucinogenic properties. You will commonly find them with bite marks in the wild, because animals like deer, squirrels, etc… eat them to get "high" haha. 🙂

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  • Roman Sedykh

    Gills 🍄

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  • Sisiel vdb

    Un grand merci pour partager tout ceci !!!
    Où peut-on trouver les instruments dont tu parles ?

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  • Janos Horvath

    How long do you bake these for, and at what temperature

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  • Edith hhh

    I love all your artwork and I often watch it when I have to calm down (I have a little bit of a temperament but you help me to keep calm 🙂 and your voice is also very calming I love it❤️❤️ keep up the good work you are a big inspiration❤️❤️

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  • Maggie Friedrichs

    I love everything you do. Your voice is truly so soothing. Beautiful, beautiful work. 🍄✨❤️️

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  • Yvonne Santiago

    Is a great tutorial !! They are beautifully done !!

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  • Reem Siddiq

    Your videos are so calming! I am in love <3<3

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  • Pol Doll

    These are so beautiful, they would make great props for my fairy doll dioramas. Awesome tutorial, thanks for the inspiration 😊

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  • jennifer lewis

    stephanie kilgast. love ALL your mushrooms. x

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  • Tess Clare

    What's the name of the red color you used?

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  • Annabella_Assassins

    I just want to thank you for your relaxing and inspiring videos! I am currently working on a polymer clay fairy house shaped like a mushroom for a fairy garden. Your succulent and mushroom videos are my favorites and I think are what helped me come up with the fairy garden idea. I hope you keep making these wonderful videos Miss Stephanie!

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  • BELLEGANTE Camille

    superbe vraiment très réaliste, bravo

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  • Ministitches

    Your work is amazing what does it matter if the terminology is not totally correct I think we all know what these are meant to be. X

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  • Michelle Ann Mascarenhas

    Thank you for this lovely video. I can't wait to try it

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  • Maho

    Thank you, was searching for such ideas for my moonclan army

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  • Missi R

    What is the color of fimo you used? Is it just plain red or a mixture? I'm asking at the beginning of the video. If i hear you say it further on then I'll delete this comment. Thanks!

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  • Gg & Skruncy

    Every time i start watching one of your videos it looks like an simple newbie work but the final results are just amazing.That is what i like the most about your work.Simple tips,passages but with great final results.Great channel and great works.Congrats

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  • Chelsea Peterson

    Cute. But i would have indented the bottom of the cap…so it isnt so flat.

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  • NovaBee Art

    Amazing 😀

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  • Cute kitty Gaming

    Q

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  • leslie nikulka

    Another fabulous video. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  • Hana bi

    I tried to make a mushroom like this before watching your video. But it was so much uglier 🙁 your video definitely helps a lot! Thank you so much for making it!!

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  • Sofie Z.

    I saw your chanel and immediately subscribed. I love polymer clay and I love your work!

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  • Wise Witch

    Not deadly necessarily… depends on the variety. Destroying Angel is an all white Amanita Muscaria and will kill you for sure. Some of them might even get you a psychedelic high, a sensation of flying like the Mario Bros. video game, or just the worst stomach ache of your life! Just be careful! Do not eat… instead appreciate them in religious artwork or make pretty poly mushrooms 🍄 like these. 🤓

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  • Melissa Jones

    Wow.. I love how you use a chunk of clay like a pallette! Such skill!!

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  • Fanny Fanny

    Thankyou very mutch very beautiful

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  • Kalys Klays

    Amazing!

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  • Sara Gibson

    Love these!

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  • cristinagrace8

    Did you use glue when you added new clay to the baked portions?

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  • Twinkles NZ

    Fabulous video

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  • Madhavi Manushree

    How can you "bake" it ?

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  • Brogan Fitzpatrick

    Amazing!

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  • reza nikpour

    Hi it is very amazing. Are your mushroom waterproof?

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  • yanet libreros ocampo

    Muy hermoso, a veces la cámara desenfoca y no se puede visualizar bien cuando lo trabajas con los detalles…todo lo que haces es precioso.

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  • Dik de Bruijn

    Thank you so much for posting this. I'm a mycologist and was making a necklace for a colleague with various fungi. I made a perfect amanita first time I tried your tutorial.

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  • Argen08

    that mushroom was really good and realistic

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  • donna

    Excellent

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  • Miss Fay

    Absolutely beautiful! What kind of varnish do you use?

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  • Rainbow Magick

    So it doesn't hurt the clay to bake it multiple times? It is there something you do to protect the already baked classy

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  • Axelle Ax

    Amazing, it's so cute ♥

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  • V C

    You make this look so easy!!

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  • Vegan Daly Gallery

    That "skirt" it's actually called the ring…

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  • Karen Ward

    Very beautiful

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  • Jane Smith

    Fantastic!!!

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  • Rocealin Racert

    fly amanita is not deadly. It has psychoactive properties and could give you stomach upset, but certain cultures have ingested them for centuries. please just stick to sculpture.

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  • Elisabeth MB Clancy

    I love these mushrooms ! You’re so awesome !

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  • harmony331000

    I believe that skirt is called the veil? 😬…& I’m sure others have said that already but I didn’t check.

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  • Масяня Куваева

    ПРИКОЛЬНО, КАК НАСТОЯЩИЕ. БРАВО!!!!!!

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  • mastersadvocate

    I loved watching you sculpt the Amanita mushroom, or, as I know them: Fly Argaric mushroom. I've actually had the pleasure of seeing a clump of these mushrooms in person in a public garden. I have often drawn these, and looked at photos of them in books. I love your method of sculpting this mushroom, and enjoyed this video a lot! You made it look dead easy to make, and I feel that even I can try this! Thank you so much!! ~Janet in Canada 👍🍄

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  • Оля Заречкина

    Браво Мастеру! (СПАСИБО!)

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  • Stealing Fire

    Gosh, you're quite good and you explain things quite well. These videos are very inspiring and I would love to try making these too

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  • Kristina Budnik

    I want to kill myself when i watch your vids. Because MUSIC

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  • Jeff Baker

    Your tool links in the description no longer work. Do you have any current tool recommendations?

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  • Cecelia Lee

    Your art is beautiful! Also, the "skirt" is called the "veil".

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  • Fishboy Holli

    This is just the best video and so inspiring. Thankyou!!!!!🙏👌😀

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  • Fern F

    Stephanie, these are amazing! Such detail!👍👍👍 Beautiful work! ❤

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  • Riwal Prodhomme

    thanks ! j'aimerai apprendre à faire les écarteurs ,circulaire ou cylindrique ,merci beaucoup pour tes vidéos ,elles sont parfaite pour un débutant comme moi et ma chérie ,SALUT A TOI ET CONTINUE COMME CA C'EST PARFAIT

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  • Amanita Dreamer

    This mushroom is not deadly at all. It just has to be cooked. It is very good medicine. It gave me my life back. This is why I am here. I want to make these and decorate a wreath with it to celebrate this amazing mushroom. Thank you for this tutorial!!

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  • Zulma Berardi

    Where can I buy polimer clay?

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