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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!


Colors
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.


Drying
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.


Coating
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! fav.me/d5xsxkd
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hoshi-izumii Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hii ! i wanted to try this out but i only have white glue thats for wood, its a bit thicker than school glue, does it work the same? 
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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.
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! Hope you had fun!
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Craftcove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will this dough keep for a while before using it?

thanks
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello!

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 ;)
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Craftcove Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :)
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cain75 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm not using a teflon saucepan how will i know if its cooked enough
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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 ;)
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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
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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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cain75 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
[link] heres a link to what ive done so far :)
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enfantauxfees Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hello! I was just wondering if this cold porcelain is enough solid to make jewelry! Does this break easily?? :O
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Yes, cold porcelain can be used for jewelry! It is really solid, much more than fimo for example. you can let cp fall on the ground, it won't break, except for very thin pieces.
I myself use the earrings I've made for a year now, and everything is still in place, so go on, enjoy yourself ^^
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, I'll be making some soon for some things my other clay can't do... I do have a question though.

How often do you need to change the cling wrap for the CP? I've had Salt dough 'sweat' on me and caused the dough to be too sticky for use... Will the CP become too sticky after it 'sweats' in the wrap?
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
well, yes it does. I've never tried to use salt, so I can't say if it does impact on the stickyness or not.

I should have say that you don't need to knead it until it's completely cold, you can stop when you have the right consistence.
Then when you wrap it, the remaining heat will bring humidity, which will keep the CP sticky. That's why when you see drops on the film you'll have to knead it again, to get rid of extra water. Once done, you take another film and you let it rest again. Sometimes you have to do this several times, from experience I would say that CP was not cooked enough at the beginning.

Usually, doing this way, I'd say it rests for 4 hours before using it, but most of the time it's because I'm close to be out of CP to continue my crafts ^^
As long as you store it in a airtight box (still wrapped in film though) you can keep it for weeks!

Another tip: when you have a few-weeks old CP that begins to stick a bit, make a pancake of it, cook it on each face for a very few minutes and knead it again. You'll eject water from it and will be able to use it longer.

Hope this will help and thank you for asking, I didn't think to explain this when I did the tuto, so it's great ^^
Let me know if you have succeed or if you need support!
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see, I ended up kneading mine when it was still somewhat hot, but I think what helped me with dealing with the heat was Cold Cream XD Looks like I'll need to go and knead the whole ball of it, only been using smaller bits for testing things because of some splitting issues I've had even with smaller test pieces.

Hmm interesting, I'll have to remember that when my CP is a bit older XD
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You can let it cool down a few minutes if it really is too hot for your hands, but not too long, 2 to 3 minutes should be ok I guess.
Or, you can also fold the film so as to have the ball covered and start kneading that way until warmth is bearable...although film is not warm-proof, it can maybe help?

Hope you'll find your best way!
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SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I know some use a cool towel or cloth, I was able to go straight to it. The heat was kind of nice though XD

Thank you again for the suggestions :)
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help ^^
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm definitely going to have a go at his, it will be fun to experiment without spending so much money on stuff from shops :D Great tutorial, pictures are really helpful :)
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
well, thanks! let me see what you've done with it, and don't hesitate if you have any questions ;)
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Xeshaire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this! ;u; I definitely need to try this out when I moved all stuff to the new house. c: It's easy to understand the tutorial. :3
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
Hope you'll have fun with it :) if you ever put it on dA, i'll be glad to see what you've done with it ^^
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Xeshaire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure will post the tutorial in the description too~! c: Nothing is better than thanking the ones that gave you tips and tricks. ^u^
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks quite brilliant, but I wonder, how much does it takes to dry, if I may ask. :hmm:
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
well it depends of the size of your art. a tiny piece (see Patisseries) will take a few hours, a medium (see Ginger) around 1-2 days, a big one (like my earings tree) 3 to 5 days.
Basically, the more thick the paste part is, the longer it will take to dry at the core.
When your pieces are dried at the surface exposed to the air, then you can lay them down to make the rest dry. Unless you make them dry on something which allows underneath drying :)
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I see. Oh, and after drying they become brittle like normal clay for example or they remain solid just like polimer clay?
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Cold porcelain is quite like polymer clay, but it's way more resistant. If by mistake you make CP fall, it won't break^^ (very thin parts will break though)

I'm preparing some other tutos on the different problems that may occur when using CP and styrofoam, molds and other stuff
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, alright, thanks for the informations. :D
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
glad to help ^^
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Feeriee13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Very helpful, thank you so much! :)
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ArtefiorNantiako Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Artisan Crafter
you're welcome^^
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