Home-made porcelain

September 8, 2012

This is a great alternative to salt-dough. For full instructions look here. For updated recipe read the comments.

I’ll have to do these over because I don’t think I kneaded the dough enough and the ornaments ended up with cracks in them. As a result, most of them have broken.

Apparently, if they are done right, then they’ll last and last. I’ll probably also experiment with finishes.

I tried impressing a stamp on some of them, but preferred this sanded, stamped look. This one has a couple of coats of matte varnish on them. I wonder what they’ll look like with a gloss finish?

After baking them, I sanded them on a belt sander and then stamped them with proper pigment ink.

I think they are rather stunning, don’t you?


4 Responses to “Home-made porcelain”

  1. Sarah said

    I tried to use the link to the DIY porcelain recipe but it says that blog is “by invitation only”.
    Would you mind posting the actual recipe? Thanks!

    • Weird… I can’t access it anymore either. It’s 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup baking soda 3/4 cup water. You can either, bake at 175, or air dry. You’ll get much better results if you air dry for a few days and flip them to avoid curling.

  2. lindielee said

    Your stamps are beautiful, what kind are they? Regular rubber stamps or something else?

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