Lightweight, perfectly preserving shape, quickly solidifying, giving in to staining - all these are characteristics of cold porcelain. That is why it quickly became one of the most popular modern materials for creativity. With its help, create a lot of interesting things: from elegant interior figurines to spectacular jewelry and diverse decorations. Cheap this material for modeling difficult to call. At the same time, there is a budget alternative to an expensive plastic mass. By mixing the available ingredients, you can get a unique opportunity to create the beautiful. There are recipes for using which even burning of finished products is not needed.
Making cold porcelain yourself
Here is one of the easiest verified recipes for preparing mass for modeling, which does not require heat treatment. It is important not to replace these components with others and to clearly observe the proportions:
- 1 cup of starch (suitable rice, corn and potato);
- 1 glass of PVA construction glue;
- 2 tablespoons of glycerin;
- 1 tablespoon of hand cream (can be replaced with baby cream).
It should be noted that the degree of transparency of the mass for modeling when using different types of starch will be unequal. To achieve the effect of translucency you need to take rice starch, and for creating figurines more suitable potato. In order for the products to be stronger and more durable, some of the masters recommend adding another component to the mixture - citric acid, 1/2 tsp is enough for 1 cup of starch.
In a sufficiently deep container, thoroughly mix all the components until a homogeneous mass, leave for 15 minutes, and then again mix well and knead. The finished mass turns elastic, rolls well, does not stick to hands. It can be stored at room temperature for no more than 2 hours. Here are just some of the works of lovers of modeling, allowing you to understand how different china can be cold:
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