Today I made my first attempt at making Cold Porcelain.
The recipe I used was Cold Porcelain Paste Recipe by Sangeeta Shah. I did end up making a half portion though and made minor changes. So below is the list of ingredients I used.
1 cup Cornstarch
1 cup Tacky Glue (8 oz.?)
1/2 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Baby Oil
1 Tablespoon Nivea
Above you can see all the ingredients and tools I used, excluding the plastic wrap and plastic bag.
I followed the directions provided, but it was too late when I noticed I used teaspoon instead of tablespoon. The mixture was hard to mix because it didn't have enough liquid, so I added a little water. I cooked it for 30 seconds 3 times until I started kneading the mixture. I didn't put enough nivea cream on my hands because the mixture was sticking to my hands. When I finally got enough Nivea on my hands and began kneading the mixture while still warm it finally started to look like what it is supposed to even though I made a few errors. I am sure the second time I try things will go much smoother.
I first wrapped the log with plastic wrap before placing into a zip-lock bag. I will let it sit for 24 hours before using it. From the pieces I did pull off, the texture seems fine even with my mess ups.
So, next time I make cold porcelain I will be sure to:
- Measure my ingredients correctly.
- Use enough Nivea cream on my hands prior to attempting to knead the mixture. Better yet, rub some on the mixture to help remove the stickiness.
- Use something sturdier for mixing. A $1 spatula from the Dollar Tree isn't going to cut it.
I am looking forward to seeing how the overall texture is of my cold porcelain. How well does it sculpt? How long to dry? How sturdy a material?