Today is my first day over at Creative Paperclay and I am so excited to share my rose tutorial with you. I am mostly going to be featuring my clay projects for my cards and or scrapbook pages, but today I wanted to see if I could actually make a 3D rose. I've been making these roses out of scrap paper and love the way they turn out, so I thought I'd probably be able to make them out of the paper clay also. I am using this rose for a project for my mom, it was supposed to be for Mother's day but I was running a bit behind and somethings were taking longer than others so I will be at least sharing the tutorial with you. Once the project is complete I will share it also. So let's start:
First I rolled out my paper clay with my acrylic roller. I purchased a package of plastic mats (2 per pack) at the Dollar Tree to use for my paperclay. Depending on how big or thick you want your rose is what determines the thickness of your clay. I rolled it to 1/4" thick and used a 6 petal flower cookie cutter and cut 3 flowers.
Then layer the pieces together. I did use a bit of white glue to attach them, but if your clay is pretty moist yet it will adhere together nicely by itself by smooshing it a bit, but I just always use a bit of white glue as an extra precaution. Then adhere the petals to the side of the flower, also using a bit of white glue and smoothing out the back.
You can really see how it shimmers.
I am very happy with my first real 3D project with paperclay and can't wait to show you how I used this fabulous flower on a project coming soon.