Flowers from cold porcelain
Cold porcelain is a very malleable material of which can sculpt thin and miniature items. Of course, you can sculpt from other materials such as salt dough. clay, plastic. But the fact is that all of these materials require further baking. Cold porcelain is also no need to bake, so it is like to work a needlewoman. The Soviets also offers you to try your hand at sculpting and make flowers from cold porcelain.
Cold porcelain mold is not only the flowers. This material is ideal for creating animal or bird figures. But all the same, the flowers from cold porcelain are the best. Moreover, this material makes it possible to perform various small and bizarre elements.
Cold porcelain can be bought already ready. But also this material can be made at home, which will be much cheaper. We give you a recipe for cold porcelain:
- 1 Cup of PVA glue
- 1 Cup corn starch
- 1 tablespoon liquid glycerin
- 1 tablespoon of any fat cream (be sure that the cream was white)
- 1 teaspoon of citric acid or fresh lemon juice
- essential oil (optional)
Do not be surprised that the ingredients are not specified water. Water in cold porcelain cannot be added. even though it is present in many recipes. Due to water, your product may be cracked later on. Now you should prepare cold porcelain. Cold porcelain is cooked on the stove. Mix all the ingredients and put them to simmer. Stir the mass constantly until it becomes sticky. Remove the pan from the fire, and place the dough on a glass board, greased with cream. Soak your hands with cream and begin to knead porcelain for 3-5 minutes. As a result, your mass will become smooth and supple. Fix the finished mass in food film.
Here and ready your cold porcelain. Flowers to make him a bit early, after all you will need certain other tools. You'll need paint. Sure, porcelain can be painted with food dyes to be added during cooking. But many people prefer to use oil paint. You will also need a thin wire, on which to dry your flowers. Using wire you will also collect your products from cold porcelain. You'll also need scissors, an awl, a sharp hobby knife, stack, sponge for washing dishes and toothpicks. Of course, all the above materials you do not have to use in each work.
Flowers from cold porcelain: lilies of the valley
Modeling of cold porcelain is not difficult. We suggest you try your hand at creating flowers and stitch twigs of beautiful lilies of the valley. For such lilies of the valley you will need oil paints, ball and simple stacks and wire number 28. Let's start making lilies of the valley.
Mix a small amount of pale green paint with cold porcelain. From this material you will sculpt the pistils of flowers and unopened buds. For a single flower roll a ball with a diameter of 1.5 mm and run them a wire. At the end of the wire, leave a small ball. Using the stack, form a triangle, which is typical for the pestle. Then blind stamens. For this, roll the porcelain into small thin sausages. Stamens are glued to the bottom of the pistil with PVA glue. With the help of a thin stack, the final form of the stamens is formed.
Now white porcelain make the main part of the flower. To do this, roll the ball with a diameter of 0.5 cm and smash it to form a uniform circle. Form with-stack six petals Lily of the valley. Fix the flower with your fingers. In the end, you should get the six-pointed star of the correct form. On top of the workpiece Lily of the valley stick a small ball. Now using the stack to form a recess of a flower. You get ready to flower. Petals of Lily of the valley can be neatly wrapped up in a thin tweezers, thus recreating the natural look of the flower.
Lubricate the lower part of the core small amount of glue. Pass the core in the flower of Lily of the valley. Similarly make some more expanded flowers of Lily of the valley. Smaller buds can mold without a core. Unopened buds can mold directly on the wire. Ready flowers dry on kitchen sponge by inserting a wire in it .
When the harvested elements dry, you can collect lily of the valley from them. Collect all the flowers on the stem. Feathers of flowers and a stalk run around with green porcelain. Next, blot the broad leaves of the lily of the valley.From ready-made elements assemble your flower .