Polymer Flowers – Free Tutorial

by anna on June 18, 2012

in Anna's Blog

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 :))

* Run wire for a few times inside your hand to straighten it and make it more malleable.

* 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.

Happy creating!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Искандер Данилов June 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

Я голосовал за Вас в конкурсе. Ваш урок выглядит интересно. Удачи.

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Carrie August 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

What a lovely clear video – thank you so much for sharing :-)

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anna August 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

You’re welcome! Glad you liked it. Happy creating!

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anna August 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Большое спасибо, Искандер! <3

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