Cold Porcelain

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Recipe by dogsandwoods

From the website http://www.squidoo.com/cold_porcelain. I have not made this recipe. That said, cold porcelain items are so beautiful that one looking for a new craft could start here. The recipe specifies 'pva glue, like Elmer's Glue All'. Prep time includes estimated cooling and kneading times.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup glue
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon mineral oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (as a natural preservative) or 1 tablespoon witch hazel (as a natural preservative) or 1 tablespoon clove oil (as a natural preservative)

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in pot. Don't use your good cookware for this because it can be hard to clean off.
  2. Cook on low heat stirring constantly for 10 minutes or until dough forms and begins to come away from the sides.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool until you can handle it.
  4. Knead to a smooth clay consistency.
  5. Store wrapped in plastic and refrigerated.
  6. Color is translucent cream but can be tinted with acrylic or oil paint.
  7. White paint gives a true porcelain look. If you are using this clay with children make sure the paints are also non-toxic, some paint pigments contain toxic chemicals so check the label.
  8. Model as you would any other clay, metal and smooth plastic work best for me as does keeping my fingers lubricated with a little mineral oil. The clay has a tendency to stick to wooden tools.
  9. Keep any clay you are not using either wrapped in plastic or covered by a damp cloth to keep it from drying out while waiting to be used. If the clay it too sticky dust with a little more cornstarch and if it is a bit crumbly add a few more drops of mineral oil.
  10. Dries in 24 hours. Expect 20%-30% shrinkage.

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