How to Use Petal Porcelain

You can breathe new life into worn silk flowers with a product from Plaid Arts and Crafts called Petal Porcelain -- a quick-setting fabric stiffener which hardens and shines artificial flowers to a porcelain-like finish. Porcelained flowers look beautiful when arranged in a vase, wreath or bouquet and can also form the basis for a wide variety of unique craft projects. Petal Porcelain requires little previous crafting experience to apply, so even first time crafters can enjoy using this unique technique.

Things You'll Need

  • Rag

  • Scissors

  • Bowl

  • Paintbrush

  • Foam cube

Step 1

Wipe your silk flower clean of any dust, dirt or debris with a clean, damp rag. Use a small, sharp pair of scissors to trim off any plastic or wire filaments or decorations from the inside of the flower.

Step 2

Fill a small bowl with enough Petal Porcelain to coat your flower. The exact amount will vary depending on the size and shape of your flower.

Step 3

Hold the flower upside down by the stem and dip it into the Petal Porcelain until the bud is completely submerged. Roll it from side to side to coat.

Step 4

Remove the flower from the Petal Porcelain. Stipple the center of the flower with a small paintbrush to work the solution as far into the flower as possible.

Step 5

Shake the flower lightly over the bowl to remove any excess Petal Porcelain. Press the stem of the flower into a foam cube and allow the flower to dry thoroughly -- for at least 24 hours.

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