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Topic: Roses, roses, and more roses!  (Read 1502 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2016 04:39:33 PM »

Wow - very cool! So - with the molds for the roses - did you let them air-dry inside the molds? And then how difficult was it to get them out? Or ju8st let them get leather-hard before taking them out?  They all look totally awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2016 05:58:51 PM »

I used fairly soft clay to mold the roses, then let them firm up for at least a few hours.  I could make 1-2 sets (the mold makes 13 different roses) a day.  The silicone molds are very flexible, so the roses come out pretty easily.

Flatter pieces, like the leaves, dry faster and are sturdier, so I could do more sets each day of them. 
The butterflies in the other post were hard to get out of the mold in one piece until I started embedding a thread from wing to wing across the body.  It was just enough to hold them together.  Think teensy rebar.

I originally intended to make a vase about a foot tall.  After molding a heap of roses, I laid them out and could see it would take hundreds and they would look too small, so I adjusted the size.  The proportions of the jug were a little nicer before I put on the flowers; building up the shoulders with roses made the neck seem shorter.  This is all a learning thing, right?

The bottom part of the jug is coils, the top part and the other items were slabs slump molded in a glass lampshade.  Because it was the right size and shape, and I had it on hand.  I actually sprung for a couple of brand new melamine bowls at Target for the cereal bowl molds.  That's so unlike me, but they were perfect.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2016 12:31:47 PM »

These pieces are so lush and lovely!
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016 10:49:16 AM »

Your flower painting is great! The pieces just from the top view are gorgeous with your hand painted flowers.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016 02:31:27 PM »

WOW! All of it is beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2016 08:00:44 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2016 11:55:49 AM »

Oh my word,  that is stunning.  I am utterly inspired now
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2016 08:31:37 AM »

Truly lovely.
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