We all know salt dough craft, don't we?
But, how did you make your craft? how to make salt dough hard and finish your project without crumbling?
Well, I have been playing with this for sometimes and summarized:
In my previous salt dough article you've seen that I used below composition to make oven-baked and unbaked salt dough.
I baked the 12 animals in Chinese Zodiac, paint it with acrylic paints and seal it with craft varnish.
It is still in good condition after more than 3 years; strong and hard like stone :)
But, my unbaked rose and sunflower salt dough didn't perform as well as the baked one. It feels like I can just smash it and turn it to pieces. It's not solid.
So, I change my composition of the salt, water and flour for unbaked salt dough and it works well.
Please read below for the unbaked or air-dry salt dough recipe.
Mix flour, salt, glue and 1/2 glass of water and knead the dough well.
Add the balance of water little by little until the dough is soft enough (but not too soft) to make a ball shape. If the shape didn't stay as it is that means your dough is too soft.
Start make anything you like and leave it in room temperature or put it in your window sill where it can be exposed to sunlight.
Ps. It will take days/ weeks to dry small item like charms :)
Microwave salt dough is my new favorite thing because I can make figurine faster now.
Here is the recipe:
Mix all ingredients and that's it. You are ready to play with it and make anything you like including 3D object like figurine.
My first microwave salt dough figurine is a graduate bear. Simple figurine but cute enough for a gift, keepsake or collections.
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