So as you know, I finally succeeded in making cold porcelain ^^
To recap, the ingredients I used were:
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup PVA glue
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp baby oil
I mixed ingredients together, put them in the microwave in 20 second intervals – for about 5-6 times. (Until I had this lumpy mixture that stayed in a ball when I mixed it around)
Afterward, I spent the LONGEST time mixing. Ended up using about 3 cups of tapioca flour to make it not stick (ran out of cornstarch), and also, figured I was using the wrong cream. Neutrogrena non-grease hand lotion worked perfect for me.
Now, here it is :
Here is what my successful batch looks like. From the recipe, I got about 320g of cold porcelain. It’s actually quite a small amount but this will last you a long time if you make small items.
Here is what it looks like after I pulled a piece out. As you can see, it’s not very smooth. This is most likely because of all the extra tapioca flour I added in while I was mixing.
After mixing the clay around for a bit, you can see than it becomes really smooth.
When I pulled it apart slowly, you see that its quite soft and it stretches like it’s supposed to. For this I’m just going to randomly colour it with some chalk pastels
Here is just something with ears.
As you can see, blending is still tricky. You don’t really get that same smoothness in Cold porcelain compared to polymer clay. It spreads but not fully blending into the actual clay.
And here is just something to show you the textures again.
I guess this is the same as before, it holds textures so-so. Making things like cakes will be hard with cold porcelain so yes.. I don’t really think you’ll be doing a lot of detailed textures.
Here is something else I did earlier. I made a waffle pattern and imprinted it on top of the clay. This was rolled quite thin so the clay dried in about half a day ?
Also, once dried, it’s kind of brittle. When you bend it, it just snaps so yes. I don’t even know why you want to snap it though, I don’t know why I did this ahaha..
This is the piece of clay dried !
NO CRACKS !
Which is freaking awesome. Also, I didn’t have any measurements so I’m not sure if it shrunk or not.
I think it took about 1 1/2 days to dry fully ? It’s probably due to Auckland weather but yeah, it has been raining so that probably would’ve contributed to the speed of the drying process.
Also, notice I put the cold porcelain onto the plastic surface. This is so it didn’t stick when I needed to lift it up.
So there we go
Front and back. No cracking at all !
This is the recipe that works ! No cracking and you make it quick and easy in the microwave.
Only concern I have is the mixing process, which worked well for the youtuber who I saw this from, but gave me a bit of trouble.
Hopefully, next time I will get better at making it ^^
Thanks for reading !