Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

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I'm certain you are looking for new and fabulous ideas to develop your children creativity. The crafts I'm going to show you aren't easy for children to perform, but they are gorgeous on their own. If you start making them, your kids will be delighted to join you and you all will get a lot of pleasure and joy from your teamwork.

New technique painting for kids is modeling from Cold Porcelain has become very popular recently. A lot of admirers of this paste have appeared and I'm among them. I've given up working with other techniques for a while and started learning this exciting one.

I've made this cold porcelain paste and can say that it's wonderful to create things from it! Here I'm going to add some of my practical advice.



You stir all the ingredients: a cup of corn starch, a cup of white glue, 2 table spoons of baby oil, 2 table spoons of white vinegar or you may use lemon juice instead (or you may take even one teaspoon of lemon acid); a teaspoon of dry tempera paint. One table spoon of thick cream like «Nivea» cream to put on the table for kneading. The cup contains 240 grams of starch, I have taken half of it for a test. Stir the ingredients to make sure it has no lumps at all. Now put the paste into the Microwave to form it for 30 seconds (if you've taken less mass of ingredients, put the paste into the oven for 20 seconds). Bring the porcelain out and stir it well; then put it back again for another 30 or 20 seconds. Do like this 3 times, stirring it very well each time. Take some cream and spread it on the table where you'll put your paste from the oven. Bring out the whole lump and all the paste from the sides of the bowl onto the spread cream and start kneading the paste for about 10 minutes. Put the paste into the covered with cream bag and leave it for 24 hours; the next day you'll open the bag and start working with it.

I've been asked quite often how to color the paste. I've used a lot of things...Now I'm going to tell you what I've learned for three months))). Don't forget to start modeling on the next day: the paste should cool or as they say «ripen».

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

It's noticed: it's better to use building glue. The choice of glue is 90% of success. P V A glue is white, I added it into one paste and found its color to be much whiter, so I use it. The basic requirement is to add paint into the ready cooled paste! Besides, add only dry tempera while preparing paste. (One may add a table spoon of tempera on the base of P V A glue). Tempera cleans the paste from the starch tint. In the picture you can see the tempera and materials I use: the beads for smoothing the edges, the wooden skewer for making relief and the one covered with lacquer for smoothing. I've found such a brush in the set for hair tinting))) It's comfortable to use it))) I've wanted to show the difference between using and not using tempera. But the difference in the damp condition isn't seen (the ball without paint on the left). I paint such pieces-balls — according to the size.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

The just modeled damp flowers look naturally, but when they dry out… The impression changes sometimes… I added tempera into these roses, a month passed — the color «white» remained. A little of white baby oil or acrylic may be added.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

I tried adding oil and acrylic paints into the paste. It's better to use oil; it gives «transparency» to the colors and it should be used at once: the paste with oil can't be preserved for some time. The acrylic paint dries the paste, so you should model immediately after you've prepared it. The masters working with cold porcelain use these paints while coloring the ready works. I can't do like them yet, I only learn.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

I advise the beginners to try using gouache or acrylic paints. Into a ball 3 cm in diameter, put the paint «on the point of a knife». With the passing time you'll understand how much paint to put. After drying out, the mass becomes much brighter.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

One can use dry pastel; I had no it. My friend found her mother's old eye shadow, which because of its color wasn't used. But they suited me greatly))) I have tinted a number of my works with eye shadow and rouge. You can put them immediately after modeling or (they say) on the ready made works, then to hold a thing over the steam so that the dry colorant is absorbed. One can also use dry coloring agents. All the flowers in the photos are tinted, but — alas! The pictures don't show it.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

Besides, I've used lipsticks)) Once I tried mixing different self-hardening plastics. If the mass has turned out too viscid, «DAS color» is used well: it makes the paste harden more quickly and it becomes more elastic…

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

I don't like using «Playform»: a workpiece thickens longer — 24 hours and the colors aren't natural (though in the photo it isn't seen). Besides, it begins to crumble very soon, so it's necessary to model immediately after mixing, otherwise it becomes rubber like (if happened so, add some cream).

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

One can make the tints as Kukushechka showed stranamasterov.ru/node/95396. It turns out very well. But I'm a bit of a lazy one: I simply make one ball of a more intensive color and then add various in color pieces to the basic mass.

Children and creativity. Cold Porcelain: color the paste

Here's the part of roses made for the bunch. Try distinguishing what is used to paint each. I can't remember myself: the difference among acrylic, oil paint, water-color and gouache is none. Thus, why pay more?! But this is for beginners only, when you are learning modeling from cold porcelain! You'll understand that oil is necessary, when you become more skilled!


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