Thanks to Eva Stosic for sharing her polymer clay recipe and photo of her gingerbread-style house with us. I know Eva has put a lot of effort and testing into this clay because we’ve been e-mailing back and forth since April 2010.
She has plans for more elaborate houses with balconies and turrets. I can’t wait to see those!
Eva Stosic’s Home Made Polymer Clay Recipe
• 3 T. water
• 1 t. citric acid (not lemon juice or vinegar)
• 1 cup corn starch
• 1 T. tapioca starch
• 1 T. potato starch
• 1 T. arrowroot flour
• 3 T. rice flour
• 1 T. stearic acid (used in candle making)
• 1 t. glycerin
• 1 T. Vaseline
• 1 cup PVA glue like Elmer’s Glue-All
Dissolve the citric acid completely in the water (if you do not it will leave granules and that’s a no-no).
Blend the dry ingredients in a closed container. Then mix with the water/citric acid and next three ingredients to a mushy paste.
Put the mushy paste into a plastic or glass container (not for food). Add the PVA glue and mix until smooth.
Cover loosely and microwave 6 to 10 seconds at a time, mixing in between, until the clay starts to gel. Do not overdo or the clay will over-harden.
When done, cover with plastic wrap and let cool; then knead about 10 minutes.
Double wrap in plastic and store in a tightly fitting container.
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