Friday, November 23, 2012

November's craft - Fail :-(

For this month's craft I wanted to try and make some simple tree decorations with a variation on salt dough that produces a white finished item when baked.

There is a great tutorial for making these on the woodside kitchen blog and the ones shown there look really lovely.

I mixed up my ingredients, cooked it on the hob until I had a clay and then cut out and baked my decorations which I decorated with snowflake stamps... all good so far, however after baking only half the recommended time they and dried out, bubbled up, cracked and fallen apart.

So either used the wrong ingredients (quite likely as I substituted cornflour for cornstarch and baking powder for baking soda) or I baked these too long.

I think I had best stick to crochet & felt to finish up the rest of the Christmas decorations I need to make!

3 comments:

tangled_web said...

Above comment is me, little sister (for some reason it's coming up as anonymous even though I'm signed in?)

tangled_web said...

And it's lost my original comment argh!
I tried to do salt dough once for Myf's school project a few years ago andit was a disaster as well! Have been too scared to try since...

Jessica said...

Strange behavour from Blogger...

Yup - I'm not having much luck with my crafting at the moment, hope I get my mojo back soon though as I still have quite a bit of Christmas crafting to get done