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How to make cold porcelain by ArtefiorNantiako How to make cold porcelain by ArtefiorNantiako
Recipe to make cold porcelain. It's easy and cheap, you'll see!

First you can color it with white paint when you are cooking the paste. Just add 1 teasppon of white acrylic or oil paint into your mix of glue/starch before heating.

Or, you can color it afterwards simply. Take a ball of CP, spread it in your hand, put a little bit of the color you want + a bit a white (this is to make sure the paste will not be too translucent once dried, it is not necessary for red and black) and knead it until the ball of paste become smoothly colored. If you want to know what will really be the color after drying, you can make a small ball of cp and let it dry. the color is much deeper when the cp is totally dried.

the great stuff with cold porcelain is that you don't have to cook it! So once you have your pretty modellings done, you can let them dry out of the air, but make sure to avoid places draughty and too warm. Excessive heat will make your modellings cracking.

You can varnish your creations with marine coating for creations intended to be living into wet rooms, but prefer satin-finish coating for other stuff, since marine coating make CP looks plastic.

Hope you'll find this helpful. If you have any question, feel free to ask in comments, I'll answer them all!

As well, I'll be pleased to know if you've tried it and succeed, ...or not. (That happens!) And that would also mean that I've done well with the tuto or not! Paths for improvement can be found everywhere^^

Get creative and enjoy yourselves!

All the questions you've asked so far and their answers are there!
btw please please, fav if you download!
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DanielaFrey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thanks so much for this tutorial! I used liquid vaseline instead of petroleum jelly. The first time was a big mess, I used an old teflon pot that was VERY scratched and the dough burnt before it was fully cooked. I was afraid of ruining my mother's favorite teflon pot haha but today I tried with another pot that was not scratched and it worked great.
ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! Hope you had fun!
Craftcove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will this dough keep for a while before using it?

ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter

Yes you can keep it for long actually! As long as you keep it sealed in a airtight box like tupperware, you can keep it for many weeks before using it (and after as well). Wrap it in cling film before putting it in airtight box, it will preserve it better.

Also if after a few weeks in the box it becomes sticky again, make a pancake of it, cook on each face for a few minutes and knead it again, it will be as new ;)
Craftcove Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much
ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :)
cain75 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm not using a teflon saucepan how will i know if its cooked enough
ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hi there!
since I don't have any pan which is not teflon, I can't be sure of what to answer. I'd say you should give it a try with your non-teflon pan and stop baking once it does not stick to the pan as explained in the tut. I don't really know if it will act the same as with teflon :/

Truth is that everybody I know irl who's in cold porcelain is effectively using teflon saucepans.
If that's out of your purse, you can try baking it with microwave, but the cooking will not be as accurate.
Put everything in a bowl, stir it. Put in microwave for 30 sec, take it out, stir it, and repeat the 30sec cooking + stiring a few times until you have a ball which does not stick to your fingers.

First time I made some I did it that way, but it was over-cooked, so I invested in a non-stick pan I bought especially for cp. You don't have to spend loads in it though, mine was something like 6€ in a bazaar shop ;)
cain75 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist
i think ill buy a teflon sauce pan, it always comes out either overcooked or super sticky
ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hope it'll get better with this. I'll be glad if you let me see what you've done, so don't hesitate to leave a link ;)
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