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« on: December 13, 2005 06:25:15 AM »

I found these two recipes for homemade clay:

 Make Flour-based Dough
1.     Mix 4 c. flour, 1 c. salt, some food coloring and enough water to moisten.
2.     Mix the ingredients, adding water until you have the desired consistency. The clay should be stiff but still hold together when rolled into a ball.
3.   Store in refrigerator to avoid spoiling. This clay dries hard and can be painted or decorated with markers or pens.
 
 
Or, Make Salt Dough
Steps:
1.     Mix 2 c. flour with 1 c. salt and 3/4 c. water in a deep bowl.
2.     Knead it until it's doughy.
3.     Add food coloring or glitter.
4.     Add more water if the dough is too crumbly. If it's too sticky, add a little more flour.
5.     Make several batches in different colors.
6.     Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.


But my question is, can you use normal poster paint to paint over the clay instead of pouring in food colouring? And later coat the paint with PVA glue. Will it work? Will it last? Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005 07:14:18 AM »

i don't see why not. i had a friend that made ornaments and such out of salt dough all the time and she just used good ol' acrylic paint and then sealed it. and i don't remember her ever having any problems Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005 04:18:54 AM »

HI,

I have definitely successfully painted Air-drying clay with poster paints, and then sealed it with PVA and even a spray varnish.

it worked, it lasted.. seemed fine...
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005 05:41:07 PM »

I found these two recipes for homemade clay:

 Make Flour-based Dough
1.     Mix 4 c. flour, 1 c. salt, some food coloring and enough water to moisten.
2.     Mix the ingredients, adding water until you have the desired consistency. The clay should be stiff but still hold together when rolled into a ball.
3.   Store in refrigerator to avoid spoiling. This clay dries hard and can be painted or decorated with markers or pens.
 
 
Or, Make Salt Dough
Steps:
1.     Mix 2 c. flour with 1 c. salt and 3/4 c. water in a deep bowl.
2.     Knead it until it's doughy.
3.     Add food coloring or glitter.
4.     Add more water if the dough is too crumbly. If it's too sticky, add a little more flour.
5.     Make several batches in different colors.
6.     Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.


But my question is, can you use normal poster paint to paint over the clay instead of pouring in food colouring? And later coat the paint with PVA glue. Will it work? Will it last? Thanks in advance!

YES YOU CAN!   I have been making salt dough decorations this week at work with my clients, the one that you microwave to ensure its really dried out.  Once you have painted it with the acrylics, you then have to use a clear varnish to completely airseal it....otherwise they rot in the middle and will eventually fall apart or just stink!!!
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