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Cold Porcelain
« on: September 20, 2014, 11:56:20 am »
Cold Porcelain

    2 Tbs Vegetable oil
    1 cup white glue (Elmer's)
    1/4 cup corn starch & up to 1/2 cup or more

1. Put oil, glue, and 1/4 cup corn starch into a sauce pan, over low heat stir gradually.

2. You can also add any color at this time.

3. Color with acrylic paint, dries darker than it looks wet.

4. Cook on lowest heat for 5 to 20 minutes.

5. Then stir in a 1/4 cup more corn starch. It will look like over thickened gravy and lumpy, that is OK.

6. Then turn out onto a corn starch board and knead until smooth. You may add more corn starch if too sticky.

7. If you do not add color while cooking it will make a clear porcelain. For opaque add white acrylic paint, and color the same way.

To glue pieces together use a little water to glue wet piece to wet piece, to glue wet to dry.

To glue dry to dry use Elmer's glue (or the same white glue used to make the CP). Just remember the glue dries shiny.

This stuff also shrinks about 10% when it dries, and does not dry flat. So if you want to make flat pieces it does not work well.

Store in plastic bag in airtight container. Use shortening or cornstarch on your surfaces to keep product from sticking.

Works well to make it a little on the soft side, and then add cornstarch to thicken as it is being worked with not much is needed on the work surface in order to thicken.

If you use shortening on the work surface, airbrushing will not work well after it has dried.

If airbrushing, over do it on the color. Product seems to soak in the color.

Loreta Wilson
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