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.: Polymer Clay Rose Tutorial :. by tanya1 .: Polymer Clay Rose Tutorial :. by tanya1
So I know it's pretty weird to have a drawn tutorial of an artisan craft. And I did spend a ridiiiiculous amount of time on it haha.

Out of the 15 pieces I need for my art portfolio, there are four requirements, one of which is a "sequence of events" such as tying a shoelace. I tried to think of something more original, so here's what I got!

This is actually how I make my roses, and I hope you find it useful! Please feel free to ask me any questions.


Edit: Since I did not add all this info on the tutorial, I'll add it here. I use Premo! Sculpey for almost all of my work, and the paintbrush at the end is for the glaze or varnish to strengthen the clay and make it shine! I also usually cut a little off the end before I bake so it stands straight, then cut off the rest after I bake so it doesn't mess up the shape of the rose.



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:iconkonekoshimizu:
KonekoShimizu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this DIY ♥ !!! Very Helpful♥
but, I have one question please~
can we use normal clay for this ? because I'm planning to design this on some wood for a school project you see . A .

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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
And not sure about the cooking part, but you can use this technique with a variety of materials. I've done it with cake fondant too :)
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MonaMoonBlue Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I never thought a non-photography craft tutorial could explain everything well enough but you showed me different: you did such a great job!!
Being really clumsy with polymer clay I might try something easier first and practice a bit before using this tutorial :rose:
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jenneilicious Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS WAS SO FREAKING HELPFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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GreetingsFromHell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
That's exactly how I do it, right down to the number of petals :D
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XxDaughterOfHadesXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This really helped me!
Thanks <3
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DaNoodleBox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tutorial and very informative.
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:icontanya1:
tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontushantin:
tushantin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Do we suppose
That our noses knows
Is that a rose is a rose
Was a clay, now is a rose.~
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zeranote17 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
neat!
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:icontanya1:
tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconilyere:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Great stuff! Really easy to understand too. I'll try it myself one day. :D
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:icontanya1:
tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Be sure to try, it's fun :)
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cewie-clown Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   General Artist
OMG i can see fingerprints!!!
wow, this tutorial itself is an art.
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:icontanya1:
tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks so much <3
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make it look so easy. I tried this back in January and my roses came out so difformed!! Lovely tutorial though..

=missimoinsane ~missimoinsane-crafts
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Practice and more practice! I find roses 100x harder when the clay is too warm and sticky too!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe that's my problem!! (warm and sticky) Thank you! I've also taken to wearing latex gloves in a size too small so that my finger prints don't end up embedded in the petals!! lol...
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've gotten around to liking fingerprints on flowers simply because it looks like petal veins, but they're such a bother on anything bigger! I should try out the latex gloves too haha
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My hands are like a medium size hands (compared to male hands which are usually XL lol) I got a box of 200 latex gloved in small which are a tiny bit tight but work wonders as there's no loose latex, hands and nails are protected from polymer colouring and saves finger prints. You can get them on Ebay at a reasonable price or for a little bit more you can get latex free rubber gloves (if latex is a problem for you) - also make sure to get powderless ones or you end up with white powder on your clay (not attractive) but yeh. I'm in the UK and notice your in Canada? Hope it helps (just thoughts).

Also I bought a toaster oven today :D very very very cheap. The guy said 10 (on the carboot) and then he said "but for you 5" :D :D :D so hopefully I'll be able to do more as I didn't like the idea of using Polymer in my new oven in the kitchen lol... I'm still learning Polymer though, small scale is not my thing apparently haha.

~missimoinsane-crafts
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Ebay. If only I could grab a box from my anatomy lab haha, they have dozens.

I have never owned or even used a toaster oven haha. I actually love how much I can fit into my regular one though - although I have bought vases which turned out to big to fit in, which is unfortunate :/
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or a sneaky boxfrom the anatomy lab would suffice :P

Shame about the vases. I'm mostly concerned about the gas used when cooking so electric toaster over - lets give it a whirl. Plus I can keep it in my craft room which saves lil-o-disabled me from too much faffing and having to get the boyfriend to bed down to the oven for me lol..
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I didn't know toaster ovens were so mobile? That sounds really handy haha
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Girl-with-Goggles Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Writer
Neat. Thanks for the tutorial! I'll have to try this sometime.
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! You definitely should, it gets addicting ;)
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golem18 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice tuto
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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umandrea Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
awesome !!!! where can i find some polymer clay :?
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ForsekanFreak Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your local craft store should have it, like Michaels, Joanns, or Hobby Lobby. They even have some in walmart in the craft isle, it should say "SCULPY" on the back, its just a sample pack though.
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umandrea Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
hehe alrighty thank u very much (:!!!!
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ForsekanFreak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome :3
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lighttra Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thaaaaaaaaaaaank yoooooooooooooouuuuu
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XoBrittuhoX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You did a really good job!
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Simple, pretty easy to follow; I also like the illustrative style. My only concern is that the baking instructions appear to come before you cut the rose, which is confusing. Perhaps if it were to come after the cut in your layout, it would clear the confusion? I :heart: infographics!
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Ah but I actually cut after I bake the rose a lot of the time - or at least cut off a little to make it stand up, and then make it even after I bake. I've messed up the shape of way too many roses cutting it first haha
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
My bad, I made an assumption heh… ^^; Thanks for clearing that up!
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soelva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
very nice C: one question: do you bake it before you cut the rose, or after?
cool idea about drawing it XD
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Chamomiles Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
bake the rose after it's cut

baking it will cause the clay to harden so it'd be very difficult to cut after xD
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soelva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
hehe, okay thanks XD
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:icontanya1:
tanya1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't find it hard to cut right after it's taken out of the oven - it hardens a lot after about five minutes, but I find it ideal before then. That way the shape of the rose is less likely to mess up!
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soelva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
okay, thanks! :D
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah.. that is pretty weird that you drew this tutorial XD lol. but good on you! I'm going to show my mom this, she really likes polymer clay! thank you!
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666Darks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never made anything out of clay before, but I'm gonna try it out for the first time using your tutorial.

Amazing work by the way, love the detail and style of it :D
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13anana Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love how you did this!
At first I didn't understand the lay out with the separate columns and arrows. But then it clicked. I love the lay out, unique and creative. Well done!
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much <3
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Lavender341 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Photographer
This is the most visually beautiful tutorial I've ever seen :) the razor blade you did is really amazing! all of the textures are, actually!

on a polymer clay note, the only question I have is: what do you use the paintbrush for at the end?
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tanya1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, forgot to add the text for that! It's glaze, or varnish to make the clay shine :)
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Lavender341 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Photographer
That's what I thought it probably was, but I just wanted to clarify :) great job though!!
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