Tuesday, December 21, 2010

making cold porcelain clay

Well over the weekend we made our very own cold porcelain clay. I found a variety of recipes, but this is what we went with and it worked great. ( cant remember were I found it at.)

1 cup cornstarch
1 cup white glue, (elmers or what ever brand you have of school glue)
1 tbsp of lemon juice or clove oil
1 tbsp of mineral oil, i.e baby oil

Mix all your goods together and microwave or you can cook it on the stove, but i did microwave,
microwave for a minute and stir and repeat this two or three times til you have a ball that looks like mashed potatoes as the little one called it, it will pull off the sides of bowl and it will have hard parts and I totally thought I screwed it up, but let it cool so you can handle it then dump her out and knead, and you will end up with a slightly stiff ball. you can add color to it at this piont if you want, with food coloring or paint.
mold your creations and let air dry for a day or two.
we didnt add any color to ours so we could paint it after it dries.

Also to save unsed clay wrap in plastic wrap or zip lock bag.
I found also but have not tried my self that you could heat oven to 350 then turn oven off and put in your clay objects and dry them in the cooling oven.

sorry I dont have pictures of the process to make.

Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Roman blinds!!!

Well I have so been wanting roman blinds, I could never find any I really liked or to fit my windows and custom made was just way to expensive for me.
So what do I do, google of coarse, I knew someone out there had to have a tut on how to make some.
After reading a few tuts on it and not liking what I see I came across this amazing site, she had a amazing tut on it and she made it look so simple. so with 20 bucks and a trip to walmart, here are the ones I made for the craft room/play room. click here for link to Jen Duncan tutorial
Sorry about the messy desk, thats the little ones crafting area..

Take care and happy crafting

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Oh Dear

  I feel so guilty I havent posted in such along time.
Well the craft closet, so didn't work out for me, I spent so much time searching and move this to get to that, that it just made crafting frusrating for me. But that is about to change I took over half the play room for a craft area even my little one has her own craft station now to! I am not even done yet and she has been at it every day glueing and cuting and so on.
  Anyway jump over to one of my favorite sites and check it out:  crafty crow