With all that practice/working with encasing, flowers in particular, I got the "urge" to follow another tutorial on roses. Sculpted roses this time. It's been a long time I really sculpted anything and hoped I wouldn't revert back to bad habits. There weren't many but there were a few that kept me from accomplishing things back then when it came to sculpting. Plus, I really wasn't sure I wanted to go that route again. That's what I use to LOVE to do - sculpt with melted glass. So when I sat down to follow along with the tut, alot of my GOOD insticts kicked in and I started feeling better about it again. Not totally though. As I was working on the first rose, I was rather shaky. Just something I do when I'm trying new things. The longer I worked on the first rose, the better I felt. Plus, I had done most of this type of sculpting before. I had made flowers long ago just not roses. The whole purpose of buying this tut really was to see how the middle was finished and if there were any other good tips and techniques to learn.
The only thing that really was no surprise to me is that first rose it HUGE ! I don't know what it is but making small beads just escapes me so often. lol ! I try but 90% of the time it just doesn't work out for me.
So far, I've made 2 roses, a lovely blue color one and a cream color one. Both pictured below with another flower I made that's not a rose and on their own. Notice the sizes ! lol ! The white rose is smaller than the blue one though ! lol ! At least I tried. :) That blue one measures in at a full 2 inches across at the widest point ! Like I said - B-I-G !
Make sure you click on the photo's to see the full size.
I've also included a photo of some sculpted flowers I made long ago. Geesh, I think it was back in 2006 or 07. Can't remember. Not any particular kind of flowers. Just plain ole' flowers. I do remember the whole idea then was the petals and working with a new tool at the time. I still have that tool and that's what was used in the multicolored flower pictured with the roses. Making the petals is key to any of these sculpted flowers of course. With these types of flowers, the petals are made in advance and kept warm on a warming plate of some kind. Makes assembling the flower so much easier. The picture is pretty bad because I was using a very old digital camera. I still have all those flowers so maybe I'll redo the photo. :)
So I am continuing on my flowers quest with yet another project I'm working on. More on that to come later. I will make more roses over time. Hopefully, I can get to small ! lol !
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