Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cornstarch, baby!

Has it been that long since my last post? Unbelievable! Sorry about that. We've been kind of busy since we're expecting our bundle of joy by May next year! I'm about 5 months along and my middle is getting bigger and bigger and it's getting harder and harder to move around. I'm thankful for everything though :)

I have been discouraged from playing around with polymer clay because of the fumes, but I just couldn't stop myself (I wanted to clay so badly since members of the Philippine Polymer Clay Guild were coming out with amazing stuff) and I looked up the recipe for cornstarch clay online.

Cornstarch Clay is super easy to make. Baking Soda, cornstarch and water and that's it! What I didn't realize is how difficult it would be to sculpt. The one I ended up with kept flaking and leaving white powder all over! I had to break off thick dough all the time since thin portions would crack easily. I also completely forgot to take a photo of it after making and stored it in our refrigerator for a week. This is the result...

So that was a waste :( I did manage to mold some stuff up before I stored the clay in the ref and my projects took about a day to dry. Its not bad but way too thick for my taste and I miss how easy it is and mess-free to work with polymer clay. Here are some of the things I made:

I still need a lot of practice with cornstarch clay. Here's a website you might want to check out if you'd like to work with air-dry clay, the tips and the projects posted there are inspiring!

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