Faux Porcelain

DIY crafts, Stampin Up, Xmas Decorations, Handmade Gifts, Faux Porcelain

 

StampinForTheWeekend & JoyfulStamper have "anything goes", Sparkles wants to see traditional Xmas colours, CraftyAnn & ABC want something for Xmas and it's RudolphDay over at Sarn's.

DIY crafts, Stampin Up, Xmas Decorations, Handmade Gifts, Faux Porcelain
How about these delicate decorations for Xmas? You could even tie them to a present as a gift tag.
DIY crafts, Stampin Up, Xmas Decorations, Handmade Gifts, Faux Porcelain
They are made from a "faux porcelain" type dough. It dries beautifully white with a very feint shimmer. I have often made flour dough in the past but this recipe is gorgeous. The finish is really delicate. I urge you to give it a go & have some fun!
They do not need to be baked; they air dry overnight. Once dry, I softened any rough edges with a nail emery board, before threading them with ribbon.
DIY crafts, Stampin Up, Xmas Decorations, Handmade Gifts, Faux Porcelain

They were all stamped before being cut out with biscuit cutters. Can you guess which SU stamp sets I used?!

 

Are you tempted?

RECIPE IS AS FOLLOWS:

1 cup cornflour, 2 cups bicarbonate of soda, 1 1/4 cup water.

Put in a saucepan on a medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously. When it thickens (a bit like mashed potato consistency) tip it onto a heat-resistant board. Bring it into a ball with your hands, cover with a clean damp cloth. Leave it to cool before handling. Any dough that you don't use, cover in cling film for use later. Mine was still soft and usable the next day.

This will make loads and loads. I actually halved these quantities and managed to make approx 25 decorations. It obviously depends on the size of your cutters and how thin you roll the dough etc. For reference, I rolled my dough to approx. 3mm.

Just a couple of pointers:

- stamp your design before you cut out the shapes

- use a drinking straw to make a hole for your thread

- they shrink slightly when drying so make sure they are not stuck fast to whatever they are drying on or they will crack!!!

Have fun!

 

8 comments

  1. WHAT an EXCELLENT idea Lindsey . . . I'd love to have a go at this. These look fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Thanks for entering my Rudolph Day challenge again. Good luck.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is absolutely brilliant. Love the design with the different decorations for hanging up or great to use on a christmas present too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck.Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, these ornaments are just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tips!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is a brilliant idea Lindsey, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

    ReplyDelete
  5. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh these are lovely, I could see my tree being decorated with just them and it would look ace, thanks for sharing. Also thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Hazelxo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful Christmas ornaments, such a creative idea.
    Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    Dorte,x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    Hugs
    Jayne

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment - I do appreciate it!