Acrylic paint and bread clay [which consists of a slice of crust-less white bread, water (actually saliva in this case, because I'm gross like that), and white glue]. I also used some papier mache (newsprint and white glue) on the snail and one of the pumpkins to replace small pieces that I broke off and lost, prior to painting them.
I had the opportunity to watch Laura Reynolds sculpt once and she used saliva to smooth and shape. She made some comment along the lines of "If people know how much I really put into these sculptures." I think it is the ultimate signature, nobody is going to be able to duplicate DNA.
And don't you love those unexpected thrift store finds?
Very nice little charms, and I can see how you might lose little bits while trimming the flash.