Cold Porcelain – A comparison

Hello Hello !

Today’s post will be sort of like a review on Cold Porcelain. This is just to show you guys how well cold porcelain takes textures. The textures I will be using are ice cream, cake and bread/cookie.

Here we go ! 

Ice cream texture

Here is the ice cream texture. I was actually surprised because, making this texture is wayyyyyy easier than using polymer clay. The breaks were very easy to achieve, whereas, in polymer clay if you handled the clay too much, the breaks would not appear. The only bad thing is the cracking in the clay. When this clay was drying, the top and everything was okay, but at the bottom, there were some very visible cracks. Ofc, this would not be a problem if you made a good batch of CP.

Failed cake texture

The cake texture. You can clearly see that this didn’t go very well….
As you know, CP is  very soft, so creating crumbs ( by overlapping the scribbles) was very hard. You can also see the swirly marks made by my needle tool.
This just means that, cake texture is not suitable for CP.

Bread texture

Here is the bread/cookie texture.
I think this turned out pretty well. There’s not much more to say.

And there you go !
A short comparison on CP to polymer clay on texture. Sorry for the big images… I didn’t realise the size was going to be like this. I thought it would automatically resize itself like it normally does…

Hope this was helpful ^^

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!
-Cyn

Tutorial : Basic textures

If you’re just starting polymer clay, here are some basic textures you should know:

Cake texture

Cake texture: Take a pointed sharp tool (toothpick will work), make small light circles onto the clay. Overlap the circles to make the surface appear “crumby”. Its basically making small scribbles, teasing the clay.

Ice Cream texture

Ice Cream texture: This one is slightly harder to explain. Basically what you want to do is take a piece of clay and using your fingers drag the clay downwards (starting from the centre). (At the same time) use your thumbs to push the centre of the clay upwards.

Biscuit and bread texture

  • The Biscuit texture is more like the pattern =’= sorry. Its pretty self explanatory, just take the pointed tool (or toothpick) and make dots into the clay. This texture can also be used for cakes when you’re lazy.
  • The Bread/Cookie texture is also self explanatory, take an old toothbrush and lightly press it into the clay.

There we go :D
So, these are just some basic ones I think you should know when you first start out. You can get creative and make up textures for different creations. I hope I explained it well enough :/, its kind of hard using words.

If you can any questions, just pm or leave a comment down below.

-Cyn