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When I was younger (about elementary age), during summer break, I spent a lot of my time at our youth center because there was always something fun to do and they were always taking trips to different places.
It didn’t hurt that we lived in Europe, so those places we visited were amazing!
Imagine old castles and historic ruins. Another reason I loved the youth center is because they gave free ceramic classes. After taking the beginner’s class I was able to come back as often as I’d like to make anything I wanted. Also, it was all completely free!
I know you’re probably wondering what this has to do with a cold porcelain clay and rose tutorial. Well, since I learned how to make ceramics, I always wanted to learn how to make clay sculptures. No molds, but all hands.
Anything that I’d make would be original. Well, I’ve failed miserably at every single attempt.
I had a perfect vision in my head of what I wanted to make, but what I actually made was so terrible that it ended up in the trash.
I still want to learn how to mold clay by hand, but purchasing expensive clays and having them come out looking terrible was not worth my time or money. I wanted something that I could practice on until I became good enough. It had to be very affordable.
I started making this cold porcelain clay to practice on. It’s affordable, very easy to make, and I can find everything I need around my house. Enjoy!
How To Make Cold Porcelain Clay and Roses
What You Need
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 1 Cup School Glue
- 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp. Baby Oil
- Clear Plastic Wrap
- Petroleum Jelly
Pour cornstarch into a microwave safe bowl.
Slowly mix in glue, lemon juice, and baby oil.
Place the mixture in the microwave and heat on high for 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir with a wooden spoon layered with baby oil. Continue this process at least two more times. The clay should start to stiffen.
Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the counter and apply a coat of baby oil.
Apply a moderate layer of petroleum jelly to your hand. Do not rub in (this will stop the clay from sticking to your hand).
Roll the clay in your hand until the outside is completely smooth.
Wrap the clay in the plastic wrap until ready for use. If the clay is unwrapped, then it will start to harden.
Check out the video below to see how to make your own cold porcelain roses.