Friday, January 15, 2016

Creative Paperclay® Valentine Rose

This is a kid-friendly project, so that means adults will have success with it, too!! These paperclay roses would make a perfect Valentine gift. And, they are the easiest every to make. Let's get started.

First, roll out a ball of paperclay about 1/8" thick. Use a circle cookie or canape cutter, and cut out 12 petals. Our circles are 3/4" in diameter. Larger circles will make larger roses, and tiny circles would be perfect for miniatures.

Next, lay the circles in a line. Overlap each petal, covering a quarter to a third of the previous petal. Start at the end where you placed your first petal, and roll the line of petals.
Line of 12 petals
Close up of beginning of the roll
Next, pinch the edges of the petals to flatten them. At the same time, gently turn the edges downward, giving a more life-like appearance to your rose. (To make a bud use three to five petals, and omit this petal-shaping step.)

For our rose Chloe and I used a coffee stir for a stem. We just inserted it in the underside base of the rose. 

For the leaves, we rolled out a ball of clay about 1/8" thick, and used Lisa Pavelka's veined rose leaf embossing cutters

To give dimension to the leaves we draped them over a Slurpy straw to dry.

When the rose and leaves were dry, we painted them with acrylic paints, and glued a leaf to the under side of the rose. Here's a close up of our finished rose—ready to surprise a special Valentine.



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1 comment:

Sandee Setliff said...

That rose is so pretty!