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How to Make Cold Porcelain. July 11th, 2008 Email 192 users recommend This pendant is made with cold porcelain, an air-drying modeling clay you can make in your kitchen.

How to Make Cold Porcelain

Cold porcelain is made from simple ingredients: white glue, cold cream, glycerin, cornstarch, and water. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5next> View all There are lots of reasons to love polymer clay, but if you're of a DIY mindset, you might try making some cold porcelain—an air-drying clay that's amazing for jewelry and other small projects.

What you'll need:3/4 cup white glue1/2 cup water1 teaspoon cold cream (such as Pond's)1 teaspoon glycerin1 cup cornstarch, plus additional for dusting your hands Assemble all your ingredients before you begin. If possible, use an old saucepan and spoon for this process. Begin by mixing the white glue, water, cold cream, and glycerin in a saucepan. Jennys Faux Corner 3 - StumbleUpon. How to Make Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper - A Storybook Life - StumbleUpon. I love finding ways to turn everyday common items, which would otherwise go into the garbage, into beautiful items that everyone can enjoy!

How to Make Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper - A Storybook Life - StumbleUpon

So… when I came across a gal who was making beautiful beads from recycled newspaper, I had to share the idea with you! When I saw Helen’s beautiful beads, I asked her if she would mind sharing how she made them. After hearing from her, I realized that the methods used for these beads, were the exact same methods that I have used for several different projects including; costumes, handcrafted paper, and sculpted home decor items.

I think what I love about her beads though… is the natural earthy look that they have. Please click on the pictures & visit Helen at her Flickr space! What better way to pamper yourself than to make something so beautiful that costs nearly NOTHING! Perhaps you could also earn some extra money by making a nice little business out of your beautiful new creations! Step #2 – Rip the paper into small pieces How about… DIY Design Community & Keywords: shrinky_dink, how-to, DIY, art. My parents are both science teachers: which means they always ruined the secrets to magic tricks, they forced me to identify every tree by leaf and bark type, and we always created our own versions of ‘science-y’ toys.

DIY Design Community & Keywords: shrinky_dink, how-to, DIY, art

We used to cook our Easy-Bake Oven meals with foil and a light bulb, and created our own slime with cornstarch and food coloring. And, when we wanted our own shrinkable art, did we get the sweet pre-printed HeMan or Strawberry Shortcake sheets? Nope. We freehanded it on blank sheets of plastic, and copied the designs from coloring books. (Luckily, neither of my parents could draw, or else we might have had hand drawn versions of those, too.) The process is simple. Ingredients: - Clean #6 Plastic - Permanent Markers - Scissors - Aluminum Foil - Oven and Tongs or Oven Mitt 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How to make your own air dried porcelain with common household ingredients. Anything that is quick, affordable and makes beautiful things is a craft winner for me . But…I often find myself uninspired for something new and different. I’ve found it in air dried porcelain (aka Porcelana Fria).

What will someone make with 3 cups of white glue (PVA) 3 cups of cornstarch (Corn flour) one tablespoon of white vinegar one tablespoon of glycerin (health food or hobby shop), and 2 tablespoons of canola oil? The beautiful mouse and necklace pictured (compliments of Espirit ) is the answer! Amazingly simple and a GREAT school holiday project, get the kids into the kitchen to cook up some home made, air dried, porcelain. Let’s make it: In a mixing bowl (or non-stick pan) mix 3 cups of white glue and 3 cups of cornstarch. For microwave heating : Cook in a microwave-compatible recipient for 2 to 3 minutes on high (for a 800W oven; longer for a less powerful oven).

Stove top : Cook in a saucepan over low heat for about 15 minutes. This one’s a big thumbs up from me. Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Knitter - Recycled Crafts. EDIT: (29 November 2008) I have several pieces like these now available in my Etsy shop.

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Knitter - Recycled Crafts

Let me know if you don't see anything you like. I'm open to doing custom orders. A coworker of mine gave me a stack of used-up Starbucks gift cards that she had been saving with the intent to find a place to recycle them. After having no luck, she offered them to me, thinking I could do something crafty with them. Well, I did. These were a going away present for a different coworker who transferred to another store. Inspired by these, I cut up another card into squares, filed down the corners and made a bracelet.

Then I made another bracelet (I forgot to take a before shot of the Valentine's Day gift card - yes, the squirrel is holding a heart) And another And a couple more (I got both of these out of one card)

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