Cold Porcelain

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 items
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup glue
  • 1
    tablespoon mineral oil
  • 1
    1 tablespoon witch hazel (as a natural preservative) or 1 tablespoon clove oil (as a natural preservative)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine ingredients in pot. Don't use your good cookware for this because it can be hard to clean off.
  • Cook on low heat stirring constantly for 10 minutes or until dough forms and begins to come away from the sides.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool until you can handle it.
  • Knead to a smooth clay consistency.
  • Store wrapped in plastic and refrigerated.
  • Color is translucent cream but can be tinted with acrylic or oil paint.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dries in 24 hours. Expect 20%-30% shrinkage.
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