Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to Make Cold Porcelain Without Cooking


Alternative recipe from Heidy Jackson for making cold porcelain modeling paste the easy way ....No stove, No microwave, No Vaseline, No glycerin!!





35 comments:

  1. I'm sorry but I have a hearing problem and did not understand the names of the ingredients. Is there a written "recipe" for the video above>????

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    1. I took this list of ingredients from video (I haven't tried this yet myself, so I can't say if recipe may need some adjusting.)

      corn starch: 1 and half cup
      school glue: 1 cup
      white vinegar: 1 Tblspoon
      cooking oil (olive oil) or baby oil: 1 Tblspoon
      body lotion: 1 teaspoon

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    2. thanks, my hearing aids went on a short "vacation" and I couldn't hear a thing she said. plus, I have a terrible time with accents. My French Canadian friends think I'm terribly "slow" LOL

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    3. Carol in CaliforniaJanuary 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      For another good recipe check out Sangeeta Shah at www.everlastingblooms.webs.com. She cooks her cold porcelain in the microwave and there is no need to cover the finished item in nail polish. I actually never heard of this before. Her website is very nice with a tutorial on how to make the cold porcelain. She also shows a lot of beautiful flower arrangements that she made. She has been doing this for a long time and there are newspaper articles about her work. Hope you enjoy her website.

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    4. Sangeeta does very lovely work, She is a long-time member of our Yahoo Group. Her microwave recipe (& video) is on our recipe page and is the recipe I use most often. She also has other recipes that are used for specific purposes. Note that you don't need to coat finished objects with nail polish but all cold porcelain should be sealed with something. It will protect both the clay and the paint from water damage and dirt. I prefer a matte spray sealer.

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  2. Great video I will be trying it soon. I watched the video 3 times so I could write down the ingredients. Thank you so much for something so easy. Gin Derk

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    1. hit pause to write down recipe

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  3. I really enjoyed watching the video. I haven't tired yet I just now watched the video. but I like the fact no cooking. my other cold porcelian cracked before I could get anything done. and some even started with mold. I am anxious to try this and make some of your prodjects. I have all your tutorials saved to a folder so when I start to make my things. thank you for putting this in english. your work is awesome.love it.

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  4. no one ans. my inquiry-------------can I use this to repair a small crack in a china teapot lid>

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    1. Please see answer where question was originally posted. http://coldporcelaintutorials.blogspot.com/2010/08/recipes-to-make-your-own-cold-porcelain.html

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Can I use cold porcelain for the jar mushroom house project?
    http://diy-projectss.blogspot.gr/2013/11/glass-jar-mushroom-house.html
    The fact that it needs no cooking and the fact that it can be coloured even with food colouring makes it very appealing. However, will it stuck on the glass jar?

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    1. Hi, Sorry I missed seeing your question ...hope you found answer. Link you left no longer works so I didn't see jar tutorial but CP is often used to make jar toppers...see http://coldporcelaintutorials.blogspot.com/search/label/Jar%20and%20Box%20Toppers

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  6. Hi thank you for this video, it is very good. I tried this out today. . .did not turn out as well as yours. It got stuck to my hands and took a while to get off. I want to put emphasis on using a lot of corn starch when kneading it. I think not using enough corn starch is where I went wrong. I may try this again in the future, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  7. Thank you for the demonstration. I look forward to trying my hand at this....xox

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  8. Great video....easy to follow. I will have to try this soon!

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  9. i made one but it cracks...

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    1. There's a number of reasons for cracking...such as object dried too fast or CP paste wasn't kneaded enough before starting. You can patch cracks by thinning some paste and filling cracks with it.

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  10. Can this recipe be doubled or tripled?

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    1. It would probably be better to make batch using quantities in recipe and then make a second batch if more CP is needed. It is much easier to knead the smaller batches and proper kneading is needed to prevent cracks.

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  11. Very nice tutorial. Why is it that some artists "cook" the CP and some don't? I don't understand the reasoning behind cooking it if you don't have to.
    Thanks.

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    1. Some make oven bake porcelain which shrinks more while other decide to use no heat cold porcelain which turns out nicer and larger

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  12. do i have do nail polishing what happens if i dont

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    1. I've personally never used nail polish as a top coat, however CP and all air dry clays should be protected from dirt and dampness with a top coat/sealer. I prefer a matte spray.

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  13. hi..nice tut..but why do most people cook if its not really needed?

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    1. Personal preference. Each recipe results in slightly different clay.

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  14. I do have a question though: I once made unsuccessful CP with the cooking method - it was undercooked and too stretchy, I then cooked it more and it because too hard and not malleable. In the video the clay looked like my too stretchy version (it wouldn't hold shape in the this state), so my question is, does this recipe harden up some as it 'dries' in the plastic wrap?

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  15. Probably not enough to compensate for not enough cooking. I usually use microwave method and haven't had much trouble.

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  16. Hello everyone! I have a few new recipes for cold porcelain! http://anri-irene.blogspot.hu

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  17. Thank you. Could you please post a direct link to the 'new' recipe?

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  18. Of course! There are several pieces =))) : http://anri-irene.blogspot.hu/2015/04/blog-post_23.html , http://anri-irene.blogspot.hu/2015/03/12032015.html , http://anri-irene.blogspot.hu/2015/03/blog-post_28.html, http://anri-irene.blogspot.hu/2015/03/blog-post_27.html ,

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    1. Thank you. Your translucent rose petals are wonderful.

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