What can you do with a package of white clay, no pasta machine, no roller, no other tools but colored pencils and a bit of burnt umber and gold metallic paint? I challenged myself to find out. I do have an oven but only the most basic of materials. I had been wanting to try colored pencils on polymer clay so while on travel I purchased a small set of Prismacolor pencils (small set, big price) and a package of white clay. For tools I used pens/pencils and my crochet hooks (see other travel projects, great reuse of tools). I sculpted a few pieces using the white clay, cured them and began to color with the pencils. I did use the burnt umber to darken the crevices before starting. The colors went on well with no other surface treatment necessary. I did use a light wash of gold paint to highlight the pieces. When I get home, I'll use a fixative and spray lacquer to finish the pieces. I love the depth of color achieved with the colored pencils and will use this technique over and over I'm sure. BTW I'm using Picasa 3 to make the picture collages.