Vid #111: Transforming the Modified Skinner Blend Plug into a Beautiful Clay Rose:
Today’s photo shows the polymer clay cane that was used to make the Sculpted Rose Beads introduced in Part 1 of this mini tutorial series. You can click on the link to see a preview video clip of those clay roses if you like.
For all paid library members who have already watched the full version of Part 1, hopefully you have your translucent colors all mixed up and blended into variegated polymer clay canes.
Because in Part 2, you’ll learn how to create the actual sculpted roses beads. The full version of the Part 2 video will get posted in the members library on Friday June 19th, 2009.
By the way, how did you like the modified Skinner Blend Plug technique? It’s a super quick and easy way to create realistic looking flower petals. I’ve not seen anyone demonstrate this before, so it was especially fun to share it with all of you.
Here’s just a few of the comments that have come in so far…
Dear Cindy, Thankyou-thankyou-thankyou!!!! I really needed to see the whole process because I have read instructions on how to make flowers and they were as clear as mud. Your instructions however are so clear and the colour blending is so logical and practical. I can see myself making all sorts of flowers using this technique. I can’t wait for next week. Your online classes are so fantastic and I look forward to each one! Thanking you again. Your grateful student. ~Cara
OHHHHHHH!!!!! You’ve been batting a thousand recently. WOW! Again I can’t wait until Friday and then to have to wait until the 19th. I’m sure glad I watch these videos initially during lunch at work where I can’t just drop everything and start to play in clay. I could see these being made larger into sculptures like capodimonte (not sure if it’s one word) and even other flowers. ~Ken
Another idea for those gorgeous roses is to make a dresser set… roses attached to combs, hair and make up brushes, hand mirrors, kleenex boxes, attached to the sides of those mirrored perfume trays, and on the lids and on centered on bottle neck chain labels… would be “to die for!” All custom done to match your own bedroom or bathroom colors. Betcha they’d be hot sellers, too. ~Jocelyn
It’s wonderful to see how everyone’s ideas keep building on each other! There are so many exciting design possibilities for this Variegated Sculpted Rose Bead project. To view an introductory clip for Part 2 of the mini series, click here: Sneak Peak (or scroll down the page to the video player posted below).
Information about how to get signed up at the members library, is posted further down on the page (under the video player). I hope you can join me and the many other students who have already enrolled. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s That “Link Below” Referred To at End of the Video
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The full version of the “Rose Bead” preview video shown above, is available for purchase at my Polymer Clay Bead Making Videos Library in the Volume-013 Back Issue Package.
For a bullet list of topics covered in both the Part 1 and Part 2 segments of this mini-series, click here: Sculpted Rose Beads