Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tulips Made with Cold Porcelain

Create these realistic tulips with this tutorial from Russian artist Antonina Melnichenko. Antonina gives us some unique tips in this detailed, step-by-step photo tutorial, such as using a spoon to lay the petals in as they dry, assuring a cupped shape. She also collects real pollen to glue to her clay flowers!

Commercial cutters and veiners are used to cut both petals and leaves out of cold porcelain. You can make your own cutters or purchase an inexpensive set of flower cutters at Amazon (and other websites) such as the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers Set or one of the special tulip sets shown below that includes a cutter and veiner.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Jorge Rubicce Basic Doll Head Demo

Cold Porcelain figure by Jorge Rubicce

In the following video, master craftsman Jorge Rubicce, shows us his method for modeling the head of his cute cold porcelain figures.   He starts with a Styrofoam ball (for armature) and an equal size ball of cold porcelain to create an egg shaped head.   Notice that he uses his palms to form the cold porcelain and always works toward center.  He also applies hand cream to his hands while smoothing out surface of cold porcelain.

Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Wrap a Styrofoam Cone with CP-Method 2

Wrapped foam used for body of figure
Today we have another demonstration in a series of instructional videos from Marisol Romero about cold porcelain.   Many air-dry clay projects call for Styrofoam shapes as armatures for figure modeling and sometimes, instead of a simple ball, you need a larger, oblong shape or double spheres.   In the following video, Marisol shows how to tape 2 Styrofoam balls together and wrap both with cold porcelain (or other air-dry clay) and
also how to connect 2 loose balls with the cold porcelain.  This technique is useful for modeling bodies of characters, such as bears, snowmen or doll figures.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How to Make Cold Porcelain Without Cooking

Alternative recipe from Heidy Jackson for making cold porcelain modeling paste the easy way ....No stove, No microwave, No Vaseline, No glycerin!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CP Tips from Marisol

Marisol rosemary and their works
Marisol Romero

What is Cold Porcelain?  Cold Porcelain (CP) is a modeling compound that is composed of white glue and cornstarch.  The recipe for cold porcelain is quite simple and it can be made or home or purchased commercially.   CP is a material that can be modeled in small volumes and large. Its characteristics are softness, whiteness and elasticity. CP is known throughout the world, in every region or country, by many different names.  Besides Cold Porcelain, it is known as Porcelana Fria, Masa Flexible, Biscuit, and Pasta di Mais among others.

See this page for recipes and how to make Cold Porcelain video. If you make your own dough, keep in mind that, to be of good quality, the ingredients you use should also be good quality.

Marisol Romero is a cold porcelain artist from Argentina, where this medium is very popular. On her website she shares some of her cold porcelain tips.  Below are some of her tips translated to English as best as we can!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Make a Chicken and a Cow Fridge Magnet

This is a demonstration using molds to create body parts, but the simple shapes of the chicken and the cow could be made by hand if you don't have the molds.   What makes them extra cute is the painting techniques!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to Make a Double Rose

In the following video, the well-known cold porcelain artist from Argentina, Jorge Rubicce, shows us another technique for creating realistic roses using cold porcelain. We've previously featured a few of Jorge's videos where he shows us how to make roses, but, this time, he shows us how to create a double petal rose, sometimes called a wild rose.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Little Farmer step by step

small farmer in cold porelana

This  cold porcelain tutorial written by Fernanda Malzoni shows us how to create this cute "little farmer" figure step by step, with progress photos showing each step.  This tutorial is in Spanish, use Google Translate to translate page if needed (or other online translator).