Portraits, Pet Portraits, Landscapes & Seascapes

Alison Sinclair's Studio

Recipe & Instructions for 

Air-Dry Polymer Clay/Cold Porcelain

This Recipe Works!!

150g of Cornflour

6fl oz of PVA Glue ( Good Quality! )

1 Tablespoon of Baby Oil

1 Tablespoon of Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Non-Stick Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Tablespoon
Spatula
Measuring Jug
Cling Film
Air-Tight Container
Hand Cream

1.Add all together in a non-stick saucepan.

2.Roughly mix.

3.Put on a Medium heat on the hob.

4.Stir until it starts to clump.

5.Turn down to a LOW heat.

6.Continue moving mixture around until it is not mega sticky.

7.Dust work surface & hands with cornflour.

8.Knead until smooth adding more cornflour to hands & worksurface if it is still really sticky.

9.Wrap in cling film so that no air can get to it & seal in an air-tight container.

Ready to use next day! :-)


Any mixture left on the sides of the saucepan will just peel off when cool/dry.


If the mixture seems a little dry when you use it, add a little hand cream to your hands & knead it into it.


The vinegar/lemon juice is put in to help stop your soft clay from going mouldy.


Remember the thicker you make your piece the longer it will take to dry!


Your finished article can be painted with acrylic paints or you can knead a little into the mixture as you go but this will also make it sticky so add a little corn flour as you go but not too much or you will over dry it. It is messy but well worth it!

You can also use spray acrylic car paints to put a base coat on if you wish & also use an airbrush but remember to only do thin coats as it will run if you put thick coats on. You could also coat your finished painted piece in acrylic varnish or spray fixative that is used to fix pencil & soft pastel drawings.

I am told that you can also use oil paints but this will make your project longer to dry.

Also crumbled soft pastels which I think I may have a try at!

Made from the above recipe & mixed with acrylic paints