Hello, everyone! If you want to learn how to make consistent size polymer roses and calla lilies using a few simple tools and a simple sculpting technique, I have just uploaded a free tutorial on this very topic :).
The tutorial is in video format (as usually) and you can watch it here(our new Vimeo channel)
or here (our old YouTube channel)
Notes to the tutorial: (to make it all even easier for you :))
* Make the wire hook small, so it doesn’t come out of the flower center while you are sculpting it.
* Cut 4.25″ (10.8 cm) of wire for a 3.5″ (8.9 cm) flower stem. If you want longer/shorter flower stems, adjust wire length accordingly.
* Baking the flower centers prior to sculpting the entire flower ensures that wire hook stays within the center and finished flowers are durable.
* Use crumpled white typing paper to give rose petals realistic, life-like texture.
* Use 60 grit sandpaper to give calla lily centers realistic texture.
* Keep the calla lily petal on a piece of white typing paper while impressing the texture with your needle tool to prevent it from sticking to your work surface.
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