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gabyta
« on: August 14, 2009 08:14:40 AM »

Hi
I left more stitch markers, made of cold porcelain






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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 08:37:28 AM »

oh wow, i love the croissant and the donut one, they look fantastic Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 08:52:29 AM »

The Donuts look yummy....Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009 11:12:47 AM »

Your stitch markers are really cute.  I like your food items.  Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009 11:28:34 AM »

They're all so adorable!  I especially love the foodie ones Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009 11:49:27 AM »

I love them! Food rocks!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009 01:19:53 PM »

Hi and welcome,

Cute minis! ... you should also add photos of the little lambs, etc., in your other post!

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stitch markers, made of cold porcelain ...


Btw, I think a lot of people here would be interested in knowing more about the air-dry cornstarch-based clays called "cold porcelain," "craft porcelain," etc --or known primarily by their brand names (in the U.S., we can find only a few brands)-- if you'd like to talk a little more about them.


P.S.  You said in your other post that it was hard to get polymer clay in Brazil so are you aware of the Brazil Polymer Clay Guild and a blog there?... don't know how active they are now, but you might at least be able to find out how to get polymer clay if you want from someone there.  
Here's the info I have at my site:
Polymer Clay Brasil http://www.polymerclaybrasil.com.br
We meet monthly (Saturdays) at Casa do Restaurador (art store). Our website is in portuguese and english. Contact: Vera Pessoa - faleconosco@polymerclaybrasil.com.br



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« Last Edit: August 14, 2009 01:33:11 PM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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gabyta
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 03:11:40 PM »

   
Hello!
Thank you very much for your comments.
Daan, I live in Argentina, a country located south of Brazil, however, your information to me and I can find out if they ship here.
Cold porcelain can be made at home, if someone wants I can give you the recipe and ingredients to prepare it.
Basically it works like the polymer clay except that the dry mass in contact with air, if the final work was not properly protected can spoil when exposed to water.
If you want I can tell you more about this material.
thanks for your comments -
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009 08:27:34 AM »

I love your stitch markers.  My favorite are the Christmas markers.  I love the food markers also.  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009 10:40:32 AM »

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Daan, I live in Argentina, a country located south of Brazil, however, your information to me and I can find out if they ship here.

Oh sorry! I was just thinking Brazil for some reason. Embarrassed   You still might be able to get some info from Brazilian polymer clayers though on where they buy their polymer clay.

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Cold porcelain can be made at home,  if someone wants I can give you the recipe and ingredients to prepare it.

I have various recipes for homemade versions of cold porcelain-type clay at my site**, but I'd heard that they're really fiddly to make at home and don't usually work as well as the pre-mixed kinds.  Have you had success with a particular recipe, and do you usually make it yourself?

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Basically it works like the polymer clay except that the dry mass in contact with air, if the final work was not properly protected can spoil when exposed to water.

Air-dry clays have to be handled differently from polymer clays in various ways though for shaping, coloring, sealing, etc., but both can create nice sculpted pieces even though the amount of fine detail can differ.   I've seen some beautiful flower sculpts made with cold porcelain clays!
(None of the air-dry clays can do many of the other cool things polymer clays can do though that don't really have anything to do with sculpting--which is the fun stuff for a lot of us Grin-- so in that way they're very different.)

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http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm (Air-Dry Clays >"Porcelain" Clays)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-temp.htm (Cornstarch-Based Clays)

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« Last Edit: August 15, 2009 10:43:22 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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gabyta
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2009 12:06:52 PM »

True, there are things that either can not achieve mass -
Here in my country there are many brands of cold porcelain
and many recipes to make it so homely
I made my own dough several times and got excellent results.
Here I leave the recipe and procedure.

materials
Vinyl glue, 1 kg
Cornstarch, 500 g
Sodium benzoate, 1 tbsp
Stearic acid, 1 tbsp
1 tsp citric acid
Glycerine, 2 tbsp
vaseline, 3 tbsp

   
Place the cornstarch in a Teflon container, then add the glue vinyl stirring with wooden spoon to dissolve any lumps. Integrate.
Add the glycerin, sodium benzoate, stearic acid, citric acid and vaseline. Mix and bring a naked flame, minimum.
Cook fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring with long wooden spoon.
Slowly begin to thicken and take on the preparation aspect of the ricotta (   
Grains, such as cut). Do not stop stirring.
The preparation will be separating from the pan and join completely. It is time to remove it from the fire.
Knead on table until cool, add the formalin and knead again.
Place in a plastic bag and store in an airtight container out of the fridge. After 24 hours, can be modeled.
   
Notes:
It is important to knead until you are preparing cold and just at that time involved. Otherwise, you can grow fungus.
To remove any moisture, change the packaging after the first 24 hours.

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009 10:22:56 AM »

Thanks for your recipe and recommendation that it works well!  I don't have a recipe yet that calls for stearic acid, I think, (where does one purchase that?) or that uses Vaseline along with glycerine.  I'll definitely add that recipe to the others at my site.

Btw for Americans, "vinyl glue" is what we would know as permanent white glue or PVA (like Elmers GlueAll, or thicker ones like Sobo, The Ultimate, tacky glue, etc.)  Interesting that you use both metric and the English system for measurements Cheesy... and that recipe makes a lot!--do you cut it in half or anything?


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It is important to knead until you are preparing cold and just at that time involved. Otherwise, you can grow fungus.

Not sure I understand this part: "knead until you are preparing cold and just at the time involved."  Could you perhaps phrase it a different way?

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Knead on table until cool, add the formalin and knead again.

Did you really mean formalin?  Is that necessary, or is that a word that doesn't translate well to English and means something else?

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To remove any moisture, change the packaging after the first 24 hours.

Do you mean removing the "excess" moisture that might have come out of the clay into the plastic bag in that first 24 hrs? (since air-dry clays have to be kept in air-tight containers to keep "all" their moisture from evaporating and becoming unworkable).

Thanks in advance,

Diane B.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009 11:16:09 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
gabyta
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009 01:08:52 PM »

Hello!
First, sorry for my English.
what I meant is: Knead on table until cool, add the formalin and knead again.

The formalin or formaldehyde is to preserve the mass of any fungus, which is made from a natural ingredient such as corn starch.

With regard to moisture, we need to change the mass of container after the first 24 hours since the continuous mass expelling moisture.
The recipe I posted here is for a kilogram (2.20 lbs) of dough.
If you divide the amount you can get less mass.

The adhesive vinyl is what we use in art class at school, that white glue.

materials
Vinyl glue, 1 kg (2.20 lbs)
Cornstarch, 500 g (1.10 lbs)
Sodium benzoate, 1 tbsp
Stearic acid, 1 tbsp
 Citric acid,1 tsp
Glycerin, 2 tbsp
vaseline, 3 tbsp
Formalin 1tbsp

Be careful when handling formaldehyde, is very volatile and dangerous if you breathe.
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009 02:14:25 PM »

i was looking up cold porcelain last night on google. it sounds very complicated but cool. Just so many ingredients and i'm not sure if i can get some of it around here. =) i'd love to be able to make it though to make miniature plates and bowls since it dries differently than other clays and does not need to be baked like polymer clay. perhaps someday i'll get into it =) I just started using polymer clay though. 6-7 months ago. I like your christmas stitch markers! very cute =)
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009 07:42:58 PM »

oh wow, i love the croissant and the donut one, they look fantastic Shocked


hahaha i agree!
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009 11:15:14 AM »

Thanks for the clarifications.  
It might be helpful to know exactly what you mean when you use the word "mass" however, in some of the ways you've used it, since we don't use that word often in English (except in scientific use, or just to indicate an unspecified "lump of something," etc).

And do you use the formaldehyde only to keep the raw dough from growing fungus? (so it will last longer before it's actually shaped and used), since I think most crafters would probably prefer not to have to use it.

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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
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few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
gabyta
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009 01:20:01 PM »

   
Hello .. when I refer to Mass, I mean the outcome of the ingredients and united and amalgamated.
   
sometimes use words that translate literally so my language and I do not remember that English may be used in another way, my apologies.

It is true that we do not like formaldehyde use is dangerous, unsafe, and also do not like handling, if the porcelain is to be used relatively quickly, this ingredient can be excluded.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009 01:45:52 PM »

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when I refer to Mass, I mean the outcome of the ingredients and united and amalgamated.  
sometimes use words that translate literally so my language and I do not remember that English may be used in another way, my apologies.

Oh no problem Grin.  I've seen "mass" used before by others too (but it wasn't much of a problem in those cases when I didn't totally understand).  

Btw, I think the English word (or at least American word) that would be comparable to the definition you gave above would be the "mixture" or the "mix," rather than the mass.


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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009 04:46:15 PM »

These are awesome!!  I love the look of cold porcelain so much
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2009 02:03:52 PM »

Tooo cute and too yummy. Well done!
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