I use premo polymer clay and I do not paint them for the most part. I used paint on some of the markings on these: and on the hedgehog spines here: It was whatever acrylic paint I have laying around. If you want I will go look at what brand I used. C: I also use chalk pastels for a smooth gradient too: And I will some times use very thin layers of clay over baked clay. Then bake it again. I did that a lot with these three:
Polymer clay is one of the most amazing materials I have ever had the pleasure to work with! I recommend starting with a couple different versions of the primary colors (red, blue and yellow) also some white and black. Then work on understanding how to mix colors from those. This book can help a lot: Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. There is also this website: maggiemaggio.com/color/ Happy sculpting to you Eckto!
Thanks so much! That's really helpful & I'm already online looking for the materials. I plan to make a few miniature animals that I can't seem to find anywhere. I've also been online leaning to use polymer clay properly. I guess I could just use any acrylic paints? Again, thanks!