Cold Porcelain Bunnies
by Bettina Thorp
(Macksville, NSW, Australia)
Cold Porcelain Pink Bunny
The more I use this medium, the better I like it. It's non toxic and easy to use.. oh and did I mention it's cheap to make up? You can paint your critters after they have dried, but I prefer colouring the paste itself. I prefer the finish this gives.
I use small black seed beads for eyes as I feel they give a better finish to the animal, although there is a place for painting eyes too.
I seal the whole thing once it's thoroughly dry with acrylic sealer.
I use white florist wire for antennae and other bits as you can colour it. I have found the green florist wire will bleed green into the surrounding paste.
Where I can I also use foil or styrofoam balls as a base to wrap the "clay" around. It doesn't take as long to dry that way. It's great for making bodies or heads.
Peter (admin) says:- Bettina, just love your bunny critter!! Looks totally like fabric. How d'you do that??