I read here how this snow globe above was constructed and had no idea Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz used clay which was then fired. I used Sculpey for this and this, and had the worst time making those trees. Sculpey is hard to begin with, then it gets really soft but retains a springiness which I find difficult to work with, but that quality was really useful for the delicate parts.
Image by Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz
I wish I could have one of these made for The Biggest Adventure in the Littlest World!