Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Making Your Own Homemade No-Cook Cold Porcelain

Most of the mini-figs I create and feature on the site are made with cold porcelain. It is a great alternative to polymer clay because the ingredients are inexpensive, readily accessible, and require no baking/cooking. There are a number of trade-offs, but I'll get to that in a future article. For now, the affordability makes it worth trying out, especially if you're just starting out.

With that out of the way, if you want to try your hand at whipping up a batch of DIY cold porcelain, you can follow the step by step instructions below:

1. First, you need to gather the ingredients. As mentioned above, these are all inexpensive and readily accessible (in fact, there's a huge possibility that you already have them in your kitchen):

  • 130grams white glue, 2-3 cups corn starch, 
  • 5 tablespoon mineral oil/baby oil, 
  • 4 tablespoon lime, juice/white vinegar, 
  • cling film/zip lock bag
Once you've prepared the ingredients, you can start:

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