Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pearly Soda Clay Ornament

I found this recipe for clay a while back and loved working with it. The consistency is velvety and soft and dries with a soft glimmer. I sanded the edges with a nail file, used a gold leaf pen around the edges and then sealed with polyurethane.

Pearly Soda Clay
1 c baking soda
1/2 c cornstarch
3/4 c water
food coloring (optional)

In a saucepan, stir together baking soda and cornstarch. Add the water, mixing well.

Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it resembles mashed potatoes, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir constantly the last few minutes as it thickens.

Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside. When the dough has cooled, turn it out onto a floured board. Knead the dough with your hands, adding more cornstarch as needed, to create a workable clay.

Don't forget to add a hole with a straw!

Allow creations to air dry overnight. (I like to turn them as they dry so they don't curl.)

2 comments:

Colleen said...

These sound neat. I think I may try to make them. Do they need to be polyurethaned?

Kristina Joy said...

No, they don't.