Cold Porcelain

Decorating By Jealena Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 1:16am by BeeBoos-8599_

Jealena Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:02pm
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Do any of you know what this is in making flowers? I have not heard of this, is it difficult to make?? icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

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cathie_shinnick Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:39pm
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Not sure. Is it an ingredient or a surface to use while making gumpaste flowers? BUMP

dsilvest Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 4:50pm
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Cold porcelain is an inexpensive, non-toxic, easy-to-work-with material. Despite its name it is not porcelain. It does not require heating since it gets hard by exposure to fresh air.

Originally from Argentina, its main components are cornstarch and white glue, having also low quantities of oils and glycerol which give its porcelain-like texture. Because most of the constituents are biodegradable, lemon juice and sodium benzoate are some times used to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. It can be made at home very easily and it's used for small projects. However, it is dissolved by heat or water, so it's not suitable for making crockery.

Here are lots of sites that discuss cold porcelain

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:16am
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I found several recipies when I first looked into it but then I found it premade at Hobby Lobby. It is in the clay department and called craft porcelain. Once you have made a flower with this stuff you will never go back to gum paste. It has the smoothest texture to it. It dried pretty translucent so I color mine with petal dusts or non toxic pastels. You will love it.

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