This recipe is from fellow ICES member Eleanor Reilander, a master decorator and traveling teacher from South Africa.
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup white Elmer’s Glue
- 5 Tablespoons baby oil
STURDY rubber spatula to stir! (I use Pampered Chef spatulas)
- 1. Place a NON-STICK saucepan on High to pre-heat while measuring out glue and baby oil.
- 2. Turn burner on Low and add baby oil. Slowly add cornstarch.
- 3. Cook and stir constantly until VERY STIFF.
- **If you have a helper-have them hold down the saucepan (with hot pads) while you stir! Yes, it gets THAT stiff!
- 4. Remove from heat and spread onto a plate to cool. Once it stops steaming, cover with plastic wrap.
- **Soak pan to clean, if necessary. Throw any scrapings into the trash-and NOT down your sink!!!
- 5. When completely cooled: add several blobs from a tube of artists’ Titanium White oil paint. Kneed well into cold porcelain.
- *If you do not use the white paint, the porcelain will dry to an undesirable translucent finish.
- If porcelain is too sticky: try cutting back the amount of baby oil used or simply work in more cornstarch.
- To color the cold porcelain: use artists’ oil paints.
- May store in ‘fridge for up to 6 months. (But make sure to label it “cold porcelain” so you won’t mix it up with gumpaste!)
NONE!! This is a NON-EDIBLE medium!!!