Many people have a hobby. Someone enthusiastically embroider, someone weaves from a vine or newspaper tubes, someone knits and draws, well, someone sculpts. Sculptors and craftsmen can begin to sculpt products from a wide variety of materials. It can be clay, a special dough for modeling, culinary mastic, clay and much more. And if crafts made of plasticine or dough are mostly kids, then such a wonderful material as clay is an excellent raw material for adults. It is natural, formed in the process of destruction of rocks, and artificial. Created in the laboratory, the plastic mass is called polymer clay. It is convenient in handling and beautiful in the products material, which solidifies "polymerizes" under the influence of high temperatures. Polymeric clay is also called plastic self-hardening masses, which congeal in air, for example, cold porcelain. It is great for creating flowers, decorations, decor elements. When a person only makes the first steps in the art of modeling and learns how to handle polymer clay, a large amount of material is inevitable. What will entail additional spending. You can avoid them by creating polymer clay (plastic) with your own hands at home. Recipe 1. Suitable for use by both children and adults.
- Glue PVA ¾ cup (it is better to take for wood);
- Corn starch 1 tbsp. (200 g);
- Mineral oil (you can take an ordinary baby) 2 tbsp. l. (40 ml) + a little more;
- Lemon juice 1 tbsp. l. (15 ml);
- Wooden spoon;
- Rubber gloves);
- Capacity with non-stick coating, you can take a ceramic.
Products made from this material, when dried, are reduced to 30%, so it is better to initially create a hand-crafted item more.
Products made from such clay should be allowed to dry for more than 24 hours. Color after drying, if desired, it is better to use tempera colors. Recipe 2.
- Glue PVA (it is better for a tree) 2 items;
- Cornstarch 1 tbsp. (200 g);
- Water ¾ cup (187 ml);
- Glycerin 2 tbsp. l .;
The weight cooked according to this recipe is more durable and sticky. Before molding from it, you need to give a "rest" a few days.
Crafts from this material dries out in about 30 minutes. Recipe 3. Suitable for the manufacture of crafts requiring special strength.
- Glue PVA (best for wood) 1 item;
- Cornstarch ½ cup (100 g);
- Stearic acid ½ st. l. (used to create handmade soap and candles, it can be found in handicrafts);
- Glycerin 1 ½ tbsp. l .;
- Vaseline 1 ½ tbsp. l .;
- Citric acid ½ tbsp. l. (13 g);
- Capacity with non-stick coating.
To paint products from polymer clay,prepared according to this recipe, can be acrylic paints. Recipe 4. Cold porcelain, made by this method, is plastic in molding and perfectly freezes. You can cook it in the microwave.
- Glue PVA 1 part (240 ml);
- Cornstarch (can be replaced with cornmeal) 1 part (240 ml);
- Oil (baby) 2 tbsp. l .;
- Lemon juice or vinegar 2 tbsp. l .;
- Capacity for microwave oven.
You can use a little lotion.
After 24 hours, check the mixture. You need to pinch a small piece, the mass should not crumble. If excessively brittle, you can add a little oil to the mixture, or make another portion without stirring and combine it with the one already available. If it turns out too sticky, you need to knead the mass with the addition of starch. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator. A few important points. Ware for cooking should be washed immediately after the completion of cooking, the mass is sufficiently sticky and can spoil it. For the creation of clay, only cornstarch or flour is suitable. You can add oil paints to the finished clay. Work better with gloves, since you always need to mix hot mass.