Lots of cake topper artist and sculpting artist prefer Cold Porcelain over polymer clay and if you’re wondering why here are a few reasons:
Cold Porcelain clay requires less conditioning and does not take a long time to knead-This is because cold porcelain isn’t as firm and hard as polymer clay. I remember a time when i wanted to make some jewelry beads and decided to use polymer clay. By the time i was done kneading and conditioning the clay my fingers were on fire. Now I know i’m going to catch a lot of grief by the avid polymer clay lovers out there but truth is, cold porcelain clay is easier on the hands than polymer clay. Some brands of polymer clay is a bit softer than others but even over time all brands of polymer clay gets really hard and stiff sometimes even as hard as a rock.
Cold Porcelain can be made in larger quantities-
If you figured out the right formula, most artist can make their own cold porcelain clay and in large quantities larger than what polymer clay offers. holds really great details and if you mess up you can just smooth out the clay and start over again. It can also be made into fine delicate pieces, allowing the artist to make delicate leaves and petals.
Cold Porcelain clay is non toxic-
Some people (especially) polymer clay lovers will argue that there is no proof that polymer clay is toxic. Well, have you ever accidentally burned polymer clay? the smell alone may very well knock you out. It’s strong and pungent and burns both your eyes and throat. Even so, many still argue that polymer clay is not toxic. Well since cold porcelain clay is made with natural ingredients (typically) many cake topping artist prefer to use cold porcelain clay because their artwork comes in contact with food mostly.
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Cold Porcelain holds very fine details- Cp clay
Many People still don’t know about cold porcelain clay. It’s a clay that originally came from Argentina. It is very popular over there and sometimes can be expensive. The only way to get cold porcelain clay is to have it imported from Argentina, but it on the internet or make it yourself. Although the ingredients are easy to find and the process sounds easy. It really isn’t that easy to make yourself and you may end up wasting money trying to get the formula correct. If you are determined to make it yourself though just remember practice makes perfect. There are lots of different versions of the recipe online and you can try them all to see which one is best for you and your needs.
There are quite a few different types of air drying clay on the market in stores and a few good recipes online. However there is a difference between cold porcelain and other air drying clay. Most air dry clay are porous making the texture a bit rough where as cold porcelain clay has a smooth finish when dried. In fact that is how they got the name cold porcelain because it looks like porcelain when dried.
Another distinctive different between cold porcelain and other air dry clay is the hardness and durability when dried. Cold Porcelain gets very hard when dried. So hard it’s as if it was fired in a kiln. This is why many people use this clay for things like ceramic repairs, sculpting and modeling, cake toppers, Jewelry & Jewelry beads and more!. Cold porcelain can also be made into thin pieces without breaking. This gives many artist the ability to make delicate leaves and petals for artificial floral arrangements.
Cold Porcelain clay can be used for play as well as professional use and the greatest part of cold porcelain is that it’s non toxic. No ingredients that you cannot pronounced are added. But again remember that there are many different versions of the recipe online so be aware of some of the recipes that people put dangerous chemicals in. Typically the recipe calls for no harsh toxic chemicals. Stacie Laurell Crafts Clay are made with all natural and non toxic ingredients. If you haven’t tried cold porcelain clay yet you are truly missing out! To purchase some air dry cold porcelain you can visit our store on Ebay http://stores.ebay.com/Stacie-Laurell-Crafts Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/STACIELAURELL?ref=hdr_shop_menu or Stacielaurellcrafts.com