Roses by Rubicce

In the following video, the famous clay artist Jorge Rubicce shows us his methods for creating realistic roses using cold porcelain. If you don't understand the language, just mute the video and follow along visually as he demonstrates each step for building a rose.

Jorge doesn't show us how he colored the pink tips of the rose petals in this particular video, but in the Azalea demonstration he is shown using Petal Dust or a similar product to add pink accents to the flower.  'Petal Dust' is a cake dusting powder with a matte finish that is usually applied to fondant and gumpaste flowers and is often also used with cold porcelain.


I've been asked about the ball-ended tool that Jorge is using in video.   That tool is readily available in USA but is usually found with the fondant and gumpaste supplies rather than clay tools.  These tools have been primarily used by professional bakers, so they are often expensive.  However, because air-dry clay is becoming more and more popular in USA and making flowers is among the favorite things to do with air-dry clay, we are finally beginning to see some lower-cost flower-making tools being made available especially for clay.

Here's a few examples of what's available right now at Amazon for making flowers (gumpaste or air-dry clay).  The first two tool sets shown include a ball-ended tool.  These are plastic, rather than stainless steel, which makes them inexpensive.



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