Expert making a small batch of paperclay / paper clay in a kitchen food blender

Expert making a small batch of paperclay / paper clay in a kitchen food blender

during this video you will see how to make paperclay / paper clay using both soft clay, or dry clay powder, As well as recycled newspaper, using just a kitchen uh.


(First) cut it into small cubes.

(this makes it) easy to break down into liquid (clay slip) within the water.

Don't add the cubes too quickly.

If the slip becomes too thick, adding adding a little water will (help) it blend (together).

Here we see using dry clay (to take paper clay),But first make sure you've got a safe, ah.

silicate safe, dust mask.

(Class P2 Particulate Filter) About 3/4 full of.

liquid,and about one and a half ice cream containers (3 lites) of dry powder (clay).

After you've added about three quarters (3/4) of the powder you will find that it won't blend (mix) any more.

(so) that's where we will use a.

Deflocculant (Google "deflocculant clay slip cast")(Some common deflocculants are:) sodium ash, or Dispex, or Sodium Silicateor Darvan, or sodium carbonate (soda).

You may need to add the deflocculant again.

(note how restarting the machine sometimes will also restart the mixing.

) Once you have added all the dry clay powder to the liquid, (or added as much soft clay as you can).

without it losing it's "liquid-ness", you can then put it aside.

Now we add the paper to the water.

It's best to use as much water as possible.

(to prevent destroying the machine) just standard (normal) newspapersrolled up.

(Add) one at a time.

That's one sheet (in).

Two sheets (in).

Wait a little between adding each sheet.


Adding a little (more) water, so it does not burn out the motor (of the mixer).

The most critical stage is (now), make sure that that you have completely beaten (the paper)so there is no flakes of paper its way to do this put a little bit ofthe pulp in the bottom of a glass.

Then top (fill it) up with water (left).

Stir it, and then look to see if it is all "fluffy" (rather than particles of paper).

This is fine.

If you find any paper particles, then you need to keep blending it (in the mixer).

Use a kitchen sieve to remove excess water.

Or, use a gardening sieve or sun shade cloth, to sieve out the excess water.

do not remove all the water (otherwise you will need to beat it longer, later when adding it to the clay).

Fill your blender with about a third paper pulp.

You may vary the percentages, if you want to custom-made your paper claybody (depending upon the results you may want).

Depending on the result if we have the You may like to add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to discourage "bugs" (bacteria) from growing in the paper clay.

Best to add it at this stage of making the paper clay, before pouring it out on a plaster slab.

If you do not have a plaster slab, you may pour the paper clay slip out onto a bed sheet on top of a pile of old newspapers.

In India they didn't bother with the newspaper, and just pour the paper clay slip out onto a bed sheet or (similar cloth).

Pour out the last bit of it here.

Once it is pouring out onto the plaster slab, let it dry until it has a plastic (soft) consistency (before removing it).

(Some people like to let it) dry out completely (in thin dry sheets) and then use the dry slabs to "ry-build" with (sculptures).

(it should come from the plaster) nice and easy like this.

and then you can wedge it up.

Some people do not like the deflocculant in it (the clay, because it makes the clay feel different at this stage).

But I use the deflocculant because it means I have less water to remove (from the slip/ it drys quicker) in order to turn it from liquid to plastic (soft).

The result is a good amount of (paper) clay.

Thank you so much for watching the video.

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