How to Make Cold Porcelaincomments (59) July 11th, 2008
There are lots of reasons to love polymer clay, but if you're of a DIY mindset, you might try making some cold porcelain—an air-drying clay that's amazing for jewelry and other small projects. Here's how!
What you'll need:
3/4 cup white glue
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cold cream (such as Pond's)
1 teaspoon glycerin
1 cup cornstarch, plus additional for dusting your hands
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Assemble all your ingredients before you begin. If you have trouble finding glycerin, try a drugstore's skin care aisle, or a cake-decorating store.
If possible, use an old saucepan and spoon for this process. The ingredients in cold porcelain aren't toxic, but they can be sticky, so don't use your best utensils!
Begin by mixing the white glue, water, cold cream, and glycerin in a saucepan. Stir this mixture over medium heat until it's smooth. (You may need to mash that cold cream up a bit in order to get it to dissolve.)
When the wet ingredients are nice and smooth, add 1 cup of cornstarch. Be ready—the mixture will transform very quickly at this point. Continue stirring. The mixture will rapidly become quite stiff.