Supplies:Makin's® Clay - White Yellow, Green
Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
Makin's Clay® Roller and Cutters set
Makin's Clay® Clay Cutters - Round
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1 Adhesive
Using the Roller, I rolled out white clay. Then I used the medium sized round cutter to cut 6 white circles from the clay.
Next, I lined up each circle one at a time and pressed them firmly in place. Wet clay holds to wet clay so no adhesive is necessary at this stage.
I allowed the circles to set for a few minutes, then used a thin paint brush (you can use a straw or wood skewer) to roll them up. Gently push the piece off the paint brush and seal the edges together.
I thought this rose was a little too thick, so I took some more white clay and ran it through the clay machine. I started at the highest setting and ran it through the clay machine until I had the thin layer I wanted. To add some color to the clay, I spritzed on Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and allowed it to dry.
I also painted additional white clay with Prima Gold Metallic Paint. Once dry, I cut out circles with the round cutter.
I also wanted some leaves, so I mixed green, yellow and white clays then ran them through the clay machine until I had the thickness I wanted. Using Spellbinders dies, I then die cut an assortment of leaves. Wet clay die cuts easily, but remember to use wax paper between the layers so the clay does not stick to the dies. I wanted some shape to the leaves, so I placed them on pens and let them set over night.
I placed the roses on skewers and formed the petals. Using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered the leaves then let them sit overnight before proceeding further. I arranged the roses in a watering can, pushing the skewers into styrofoam to hold them in place. Next, I added shred around the roses. These roses look extremely life-like and look amazing in the watering can.
It's almost Valentine's Day and this would be a wonderful gift for someone special. But also think Mother's Day or a birthday as these roses will last forever.
Please stop by the Makin's Clay blog for more details on how to create these roses.
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