I loved polymer clay at first sight for its capacity to imitate nature. I tried with sea urchins and shells, but you can easily try with leaves and flowers of course.
This time, my inspiration come from a much smaller creature in nature. byteI found that one of the inspirations of Antoni Gaudì beautiful structures and patterns came from a mid '800 study that Ernst Haeckel made.
He patiently mapped and beautifully drawed a family of monocellular sea organisms called Radiolarians.
In his drawings, colors like coral, sand, turquoise dominate the scene.
I suggest you to look for the beautiful book "Art forms from the ocean" by Ernst Haeckel to check what I am talking about.