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ochamelon
« on: December 02, 2009 12:22:01 AM »

I made this because I promised someone on the board that I would, but I know that sushi polymer clay tutorials are already abundant in number on the internet so mine is pretty redundant lol. Still I felt like I should do what I said i'd do so here it is:

Nigiri Sushi tutorial:

1. You'll need red, orange and white clay, plus a sharp blade for clean cutting and a sharp ended tool like a toothpick. Optional tools include liquid sculpey and translucent clay.


2. Grab your white clay and shape it into a rectangle. To do this, roll the clay into a sphere and press down at the top to create an oval. Then push the four sides in to make the sides. This will be the rice that goes under the tuna in nigiri. If you mix half the white with half translucent clay it might look more realistic because rice is not opaque white.


3. Mix the orange and red clays roughly in the ratios shown. For one chunk of clay, mix half red and half orange, and then mix 3/4 orange with 1/4 red.


4. This is what you should get.


5. (There's a picture missing from this step, i'm so sorry!). Divide the mixed clays into six parts (three for each colour). Flatten the clumps into disks and stack them alternating like shown in the picture. To create a more realistic effect have some disks that are fat in the middle and some very thin disks, otherwise you will end up with uniformly striped tuna.



6. (Sorry about the blurriness of this picture!) Take your tissue blade and slide off the sides of your tuna so that you have a nice stripey rectangular block of tuna. It should end up looking like the second picture.


7. Tip your tuna over and flatten either with your hand or your rolling pin. Also try to shape the ends of the tuna to be slightly rounded at the corners. I suggest you do this step carefully because you can't unflatten the tuna in case it is too flat for your liking.


8. If you have liquid sculpey, apply some to the underside of your tuna and press onto your rice. If not, I suggest you bake the rice and tuna separately and glue them together once they are baked so that they don't separate. You can be finished here or...


9. ... if you want your rice more realistic, take a pointed tool and poke randomly at the white part all around.


10. Voila. Tuna nigiri sushi.

I tried to make a tutorial of a sushi cane (like the normal roll up sushi) but it was a total fail lol. I tried three times and i'm just not a cane person. There's a tutorial here (not mine!) http://chat-noir.deviantart.com/art/Sushi-Cane-Tutorial-58865159
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 07:11:23 AM »

cute..looks good enough to eat Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 07:27:25 PM »

Thanks for taking the time to show how you make them!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009 10:01:45 PM »

Thanks for the feedback everyone, but i'm pretty sure there are better nigiri tutes out there lol. I'm not too good with sushi actually. Plus I need to brush up on my tute photo taking skills, I do love making tutorials. Just need to make them clearer.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009 10:16:17 PM »

Thanks for the tute!  Super cute and you make it look easy.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009 02:12:46 AM »

Thanks for the tute!  Super cute and you make it look easy.

Oh thank you Smiley. It's not hard, just a few steps in making the salmon.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010 02:37:11 PM »

I like the way you did the tuna, more realistic than using one color.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 04:13:41 AM »

I like the way you did the tuna, more realistic than using one color.

I'm sorry, I know you posted this ages ago but i've been away. A belated thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010 05:23:07 AM »

great tutorial!!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010 06:22:24 AM »

great tutorial!!! Smiley

Thank you, this is was actually my first tute ever and i've come such a long way in writing and photographing for tutes that this one makes me cringe haha! But i'm glad you like it Smiley.
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