this is the clay i normally use. sculpey or Fimo, both are very similar in texture. actually i think i'm a bit partial to fimo now. :) they are very soft and easy to work with. i'd say the only complaint is that sometimes the colored clay gets all over your hands and kinda stains your hands/clothes.
so i used the blue clay and shaped them into the penguin bodies... and i baked them at 230 degrees for 30 min as the fimo clay directions say to do.
then i took my paint (i buy at michael's) and did a first coat for the front of the penguins
this is what it looks like. i think you need to do 2+ coats when using this type of paint if you want it to look more opaque.
I also took some clay in order to create the feet and beaks. after i bake them, i'll need to paint them yellow (i didn't have yellow clay)...
also, this is how i made some flowers for the bouquet and the one in the girl penguin's 'hair'
here is a close up of the unpainted feet, a pair of wings, and the bouquet the girl will be holding..
here are the pieces i've baked and painted.. the bowtie for the male penguin, the feet painted yellow a few coats, and i went over the white a few more times, probably 4 coats of white paint for the penguin's bodies!
i'm gluing the pieces on w/ krazy glue! slowly but surely it is coming together :)