Monday, June 1, 2015

Make Some Minions

This how-to make a minion tutorial was written for fondant but steps are exactly the same for cold porcelain.  Because we don't need to use edible products when working with cold porcelain, you can substitute regular felt markers, white glue for adhesive and broom bristles instead of vermicelli.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

How to Model the Head of a Doll or Figure

Today we have another demonstration in a series of instructional videos from Marisol Romero about cold porcelain. Marisol Romero is a cold porcelain artist from Argentina, where this medium is very popular.

Many air-dry clay projects call for Styrofoam shapes as armatures for figure modeling  In the following video, while at a craft show, Marisol shows us how to wrap a foam ball and model the head of a doll or figure.  She also demonstrates her method for creating eyes, which are normally painted on.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Painting a Cute Rabbit with Acrylics

Step by step photos on how to paint a cold porcelain (biscuit) figure using dimensional shading techniques.
Below is rabbit BEFORE being painted.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Make this Pink & White Cat

Keep reading for step-by-step photos to create this cute kitten.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Face Modeling Video

This is a very good video demonstration of how to model a cute face in cold porcelain.  You may not understand the language (just mute it) but the important she uses her fingers to shape the face....are very clear.   Note that the eyes are painted on later and are not part of the face shaping, this simplifies the modeling.

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

Wrap a foam cone to use 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.