Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Playdough is heavy, pliable, easy to mix, sticky, inexpensive, you probably have everything needed to make it already in the kitchen and it dries overnight. Perfect for floral art accessories. I use it to anchor designs and to create structures.
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of salt
4 teaspoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 cups of cake flour
Bring the water to a boil on a stove top and add the next 3 ingredients.
Remove from the stove top and pour in the flour. Mix with a spoon until it is no longer boiling hot.
As soon as the flour mixture is no longer scolding hot and can be handled start mixing the sticky clay by hand
Knead the dough as you would pottery clay
Store the playdough in an airtight bag or container for 3 months.
You can colour the dough with food colouring or a water based paint.
For floral art accessories add potting soil, grass, straw or twig cuttings to the mixture.
The dough will naturally air dry or you can bake small items in the oven.
This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.