To prep the clay, mix equal parts of A and B. Knead until the clay is a uniform color. The clay will be quite sticky but can be used for molds right away.
For my seahorse, I put some glitter glass & micro beads in the mold first & then pushed the clay into the mold.
I pulled it out of the mold after 4 hours & trimmed the edges. If the clay is too hard to trim simply sand the edges. The clay will be fully set in 24 hours.
Now, what do I do with a clay seahorse? Well first I needed some color but I didn’t want to cover up the glitter and beads so I put a thin layer of decoupage glue over those areas. Then, any paint that got on this area could be easily wiped off. I covered the clay in gesso which creates a foundation for paint to adhere and will give me a shabby vintage look. Again, staying clear of the beaded areas, and wiping off any gesso that got on them. Once the gesso is dry, I use my finger to add the Metallic Luster. Using fingers or a firm piece of foam helps keep the color from going in the depressions. Now my piece has an old relic look. I did end up covering the glass glitter. So in hind sight, next time I would add a lot more in a more condensed way so it would be easier to protect.