Making flowers with COLD PORCELAIN when all you know is GUMPASTE


Hello, this is Christina Wallis, and this video
shows you exactly how to work with Cold Porcelain as compared to Gum Paste so those of you who ever considered switching or perhaps wanting to ad Cold Porcelain to your skill set, this is a good video to watch! I’m planning to use self-made Cold Porcelain. I prefer the texture of it, it’s a little bit harder than Modena so it’s easier to roll and just to
demonstrate this green one is a little bit more Modena-like, so softer, and this
pink one is harder than the one I prefer. Sorry, I don’t have any Modena handy, so the main difference with cold porcelain, apart from … from ‘edibles’ / ‘non-breakables’ properties and so forth
is that is less rubbery than Gum Paste and so it’s more delicate to… it’s kind
of sticky a lot stickier, more delicate to roll and deal with it.
I wouldn’t say it’s terribly hard or much harder than gum paste but it certainly
takes getting used to, it has its own +++ and – – – as compared to Gumpaste.
So now, on my way to making your rose, I am trying to do a 5 petaler and,
you see, I roll it out in stages using calls a corn flour in between, so not
to overuse it. And I’m finding here, that the ‘ five petaler’ is just proving to be too much of a high maintenance in all the stages. So, I’m reversing back to
do a single petals because they seem to be all around, quicker to make. Now we come to veining individual
petals and that’s another beautiful thing about Cold Porcelain, in my
opinion, it’s amazingly responsive to Veiners, much more so than
Gum Paste and even if you use Platinum and not Nicholas Lodge’s gum paste, if you compare them, it’s still is much more responsive in my opinion. I’m not aiming for a rose of any
particular look so I am drying these petal sending each way. However I’m going
to show you something interesting and do with them later on so stick around for
that. Ok, so now I am having a go at making a
rose with Cold Porcelain, I have some PVA glue and a metal stick to apply and then
all my petals are readily veined and ready to go. See, the petal sits on
nicely Infirmary you can’t take them off easily. In fact, the glue sets very quickly so make sure you place it where you want it…
and I like the way Cold Porcelain seems to so naturally and lightly sit
around the middle. Gumpaste is less agreeable like that. You can give you rose this contemporary feel by ‘scrunching’ the petals and they will stay in shape and it works so much better on Cold Porcelain compared to Gumpaste as you could just see there, a second ago… With more or less the same amount of petals you get a nicer and more
voluminous result with Cold Porcelain, as well. Ok, so here we’re going
through the same motions as with Gumpaste As you can see, rolling and
thinning is a no-brainer, and neither is ‘5-petaller’ um so yeah it works quite
nicely, I am finding that, especially going for a contemporary look like
scrunching petals or what-have-you ,or attaching single non wired petals…
it’s just a lot stiffer and it wraps around a lot less easily. So in a way, you can get
a really nice look with it… But obviously the thinner your petals
are the more fragile your Roses as well, so you have to consider that. So,
all in all, I think with the same effort you could get a lot further in terms of
look of your flowers with Cold porcelain. Obviously, a Cold Porcelain is not edible
although no one actually eats these flowers. It’s, you know, it’s a limitation so
I’m just talking in terms of their flower making properties, regardless of
the ability. When you need to wire your
petals you thin it in stages, like you did for non-wired petals and then, what
you do, you leave the bit at the top a little bit thicker, so you have a space to insert
the wire, just like this… and then you …the wire that you’re using to the
same is for Gum Paste and because this Cold Porcelain is a bit softer it is
actually harder to wire! I’m still struggling with it but
I am sticking with the traditional way of inserting the wire so use a bit of
water to the glue which is actually a bonus and then you try to thread it in
and if you use a bendy Veiner like here, it might be an idea to bend the wire
little bit, at least it seemed to work for me, and yet, it does often stick out,
just like this. I pinch it and then I re-vein it is necessary, and hopefully
that would come with experience to kind of, way of keeping it neater than I do now! 🙂 And here we go again, you have the gum
paste and with it, the whole wiring thing seems to be a doddle compared to
Cold Porcelain, in all honesty. But here you have the same thing: veining pattern is just
is a lot better with called porcelain. I don’t know if my camera is picking it up!
Hi again, I’m sorry to interrupt but this is really important I need to ask
you a question. Whenever I am planning some kind of sugar craft tutorial, I
always wonder, whether I should run it in Cold Porcelain, instead so you could use both ways, or at least alternate Cold Porcelain with sugar or CP
with a gum paste sometimes. But then I think , maybe no one would need it, so
please for those of you who are interested in tutorials in Cold
Porcelain, please give me a shout leave a comments below so that I know! Thank you very much! And this is it, this is your Cold Porcelain and everybody’s favourite
the Rose. I use the same routine to put the flower together as I do with gum
Paste and when it comes to shaping, it pretty much works in the same way as gum paste, if not better although it doesn’t stretch as well, I found, for obvious, you
know, Tylose powder related reasons. You can do the frilling and you could do the Daisy shape as well, you can thin them you can shape them and do the usual
thing… With everything sharp, including Veiners, press less hard or you might
tear the called Cold Porcelain Whenever you use Modena, or make Cold Porcelain
yourself, you would need to add a white paint to it or else it’s going to be
translucent, or if not enough paint, semi translucent so you have to try it out
and watch out for that! These are my petals with my own DIY CP,
less flexible , and these red ones are the old spare petals I found, were made with Modena, and it is being less firm in production produces softer dried petals as well. So that is
something to bear in mind. This, finally, one of the interesting things
you could do with CP, which you couldn’t quite as well do with gum paste, so as you could see, this delicate delicate little
leaf would be really hard to to wire, (excuse my hair there) and here you just
kind of stick the wire over the top, because of the soft nature of cord
porcelain. (Not a very good veiner, it’s my own DIY one) but anyway should
demonstrate… so it’s a very sloppy work of mine could do with huge improvement.
However, it kind of tells you gives you an idea of what you could do with Cold
Porcelain really. And this, I think, I’ve And with this I’ve now covered all the very basic points of a huge huge topic! If you know anyone who could benefit from this video, please share, subscribe and… I will see you again next Thursday! XXX 🙂

34 thoughts on “Making flowers with COLD PORCELAIN when all you know is GUMPASTE

  1. Thank you. I’m just trying my hand at cold porcelain. You video is really helpful. I would love to see flower tutorials in cold porcelain.

  2. I love Gumpaste Flower work! Recently been doing some research on Cold Porcelain to do some some Interior decorations and very keen on your tutorials especially since you also work with Gumpaste

  3. Hi..your tutorials are great! Yes I'm interested in seeing tutorials using cold porcelain please & Thanks! Great job again 🙂

  4. Hi, i am new to this type of projects. I would like to know that, after air drying will the flower will be hard or soft. Are they water proof. Please reply fast

  5. Hi, fantastic please do tutorials using cold porcelain and if you would like to go the extra mile , share your CP recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Что не роза, то шедевр. 👍👍👍💕💐. Жаль , что не на русском языке 😉

  7. I love cold porcelain and I think it is better to keep the video as all cold porcelain and have the gum paste one separately.

  8. It will be very helpful if you could have the video on making roses in cold porcelain in Real time. I like your work but did not benefit or enjoy the speedy parts . I couldn't follow what you were doing

  9. Very helpful information. I'm used to gumpaste but want to try cold porcelain for some non-baking art projects. Thanks!

  10. Hi! I'm new in your channel and I love it already! I just want to ask what powder were you using? And can we use baby powder? thank you!

  11. Love your work, love your videos. They are quick, straight to the point and witty and viewers don't have to wade through hours of useless gabbling as you take time to edit so well. You are clearly very experienced and knowledgeable about your subject, unlike myself. However, I do sometimes have to repeat watch to catch everything which I don't mind at all as eventually I will become more familiar with the terminology. Excellent video thank you. Mx

  12. Bo😍😍😍 where can I buy these items cold porcelain? I really went to make 🌹 Thanks 👍🏼

  13. Hi Christina. In the last video I watched of yours, I asked what was COLD PORCELAIN vs. Gumpaste. I think the answer is cold porcelain is modeling clay. Is it like FIMO or is it different? Since I have already invested a lot of money into gumpaste and the tools. I would like to see video's in BOTH styles if that is OK. Thank you…thumbs up!

  14. I use cold porcelain only, but I watch all and just adapt for the difference. It would be great to show both ways, you do such beautiful work.

  15. Hola,haces unas cosas preciosas.me gustaría saber cómo haces la masa tan flexible,no entiendo el inglés. Muchas gracias .

  16. Thanks for your tutorials, Christina. I work only with cold porcelain, so I find your tutorials very helpful. Love all the tips you give too.

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