Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Flexy dough recipe

1/4 cup Arabian or saaf glue
2 tablespoon ICI glue
starch powder add little at a time, till it forms a soft dough.
Do not put excess powder.

Mix powder in glue gradually, knead into a dough,
leave it for 2-3 hours before using.

Tips. Use a little cream to smooth the dough.
Oil colors can be used to make colored dough.
For opaque affect add white color (poster or oil)

For ceramic look mix equal quantity of ICI and
saaf glue with starch powder. Add white poster
or oil color.

Toilet paper dough


Bucket or large bowl.
Spoon or whisk
2 quarts hot water
1 1/2 bars of soap
( use plain, unscented)
2 rolls toilet paper

Shred the soap into the bowl or bucket. Next tear the toilet paper into pieces.Now add the hot water and stir until the soap is dissolved and the water has cooled enough for hands. At this point squeeze and knead the mixture until it forms a nice sculpting clay.

Peanut Butter Dough (edible)

* 1 cup creamy peanut butter
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk

Mix together until smooth.

Cornstarch Clay

* 1 cup cornstarch
* 2 cups salt
* 1 1/3 cups cold water

Put salt and 2/3 cup water in pan and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 2/3 cup water and mix well. Blend 2 mixtures together and knead into clay. The dough has to be heated as it is combined to set. Makes about 3 cups. This clay can be air dried and then painted. Store unused clay in airtight container in the fridge.

Play dough

1 cup salt
1½ tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
Food coloring

Pour the ingredients one by one into a large pot. Mix them together with the wooden spoon, over medium heat, on the stove. Stir the ingredients constantly. The play dough will begin to form while you stir, and as it thickens up, just keep going. As soon as the majority of the mixture begins to clump to the spoon and peel away from the sides of the pot, give it one last stir, then remove it from the heat.Turn the dough onto a floured work surface, and let it cool for at least 3 minutes. Make sure the dough isn't hot in the center, and then begin to work it. Knead the dough over and over, for at least 2 minutes. Add a few drops of food coloring, and knead the color in.Store the play dough in a plastic bag.

Coffee dough

1 cup coffee grains
1 cup flour(maida)
1 cup salt
1 cup water

Mix coffee grains, flour and salt together in a small bowl. Add water and stir until the mixture turns into the consistency of stiff clay. If the clay is too sticky, knead in more flour

Chocolate dough

Chocolate dough
10 oz. bag of chocolate chips
1/3 cup corn syrup

Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate and place back in the microwave for 1 minute or until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the corn syrup. Spread the chocolate out until it is 1/2 inch thick on a sheet of wax paper. Let it sit overnight, it will stiffen and become pliable.

Crepe paper dough

1 roll of crepe paper
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
large bowl of water

Tear the crepe paper into small pieces and soak it in the large bowl of water overnight until it turns to pulp. Drain the water off the pulp. Mix in flour and salt. Knead the mixture with your hands until it turns into dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.

Bread dough

Ingredients are,

7 slices white bread,remove crusts.
7 tablespoons any white glue glue
a few drops glycerin.

Break the bread into small pieces .Add glue and glycerin.Use your hands to combine.Work it until you get a nice clay consistency.Add drops of water to thin or more bread to thicken (bread densities vary).

Marzipan recipe , home made marzipan

500g (16 oz) sifted icing sugar
450g ( 1lb) ground almonds
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring
1 tsp lemon juice

Sift the icing sugar in a bowl with the ground almonds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix to make a stiff paste. Knead until smooth. (As a substitute to raw eggs it is possible to use a little water )
Add food colors.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tutorials from here and there


A web site of resources for stitchery enthusiasts providing decorative patterns and designs for needlepoint, cross-stitch and other forms of decorative stitching.

Diane's Decorating Diary


This sites not in English but pictures say a lot

Basic Decorating Techniques


Todd Toys and Miniatures

Craft town

Miniatures by Rachel.

This site has tutorials about jewelery

How to make paper peonies

Some cake decorating

Flower Arranging Tips

Clay wall frames

Cold Porcelain Designs

Cut out +keep

Crafting videos

Little lifestyles
This site has lots of links from a-z

Flower Arranging Ideas

The making of Stocking flowers
The making of Clay flowers

Wonderful clay jewelery by Camilla Young

Folding trees
tutorials and paper creations

Cold Porcelain flowers
Maryams blog

Cutters and impressions

Cutters and impressions used in any dough craft

this blog has a lilly tutorial

Chrysanthemum tutorial

Gum Paste Gerbera Flower Tutorial

Sifbeth, tutorials

Wet canvas,cold porcelain

Gemini arts and craft

Patty Clay Flowers

MAKIN'S CLAY,a tutorial

This site shows ,how to make veiners
Kay’s Miniatures Weblog

Gum Paste Petunia


Cold Porcelain flowers


Sugar Flowers

Dusky Rose Veiners

Frangipani Tutorial

Fatima Biscuit 2 's Public Gallery Albums

Jem Cutters

Bohuš_L 's Public Gallery