I live in India where it's hard to find Polymer Clay or Fimo. And instead of ordering online, I decide to go for another alternative: Cold Porcelain Clay. That's glue, flour, and some other odd stuff over the stove. Yes, I cooked glue. It was fascinating.
After some research online, I found I could get away with substituting Nivea for cold cream, and Vaseline for glycerin which I did have at home. It air dries, so there is no need to consume electricity or draw unwanted attention to the tray with smiley faces on it. And it shrinks, so it's not perfect.
But here's what I've made so far:
I used heavy silver eye make up, purple hair dye, and black stamping ink to color them and then sealed them with clear nail polish. The texture ones were made from pressing the clay into irregular surfaces, painting over with black and then lightly brushing over silver.
Those are the only painted/finished ones I've made so far. Clear nail polish, by the way, has no longevity (I found that out the hard way ) so until I order in some Sculpey Glaze, I left the rest unpainted/unglazed:
Has anyone else experimented with Cold Porcelain clay before? Comments and tips will be much appreciated!