Variegated Rose Technique by Rubicce

In the following video, the well-known cold porcelain artist from Argentina, Jorge Rubicce, shows us a very new technique for creating realistic roses using pre-tinted cold porcelain. We've previously featured a few of Jorge's videos where he shows us how to make cold porcelain flowers, but, this time, he shows us how to create petals with gently variegated colors.
 Extremely realistic.  No painting required.  The only tools needed are a heart-shaped cutter, a ball-ended tool and a spongy surface to work on.   Pre-tint your cold porcelain in 2 colors of your choice.

This video is from the South American TV show "Bienvenidas" (Welcome).  Fast forward to 11:45 for the Jorge Rubicce segment.  If you don't understand the language, just mute the video and follow along visually as he demonstrates each step for creating the petals and building a rose.   Jorge does a great job of clearly showing each step of the process.

Remember, fast forward to 11:45 for Rubicce segment
(when video starts, pull slider to right until 11:45 appears)

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. In the past, only professional-quality tools were available for use by commercial bakers, so they were often expensive. However, because air-dry clay is becoming more and more popular in USA and making flowers is among our 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 sources for some of the supplies used with this tutorial.   The first two tool sets shown include a ball-ended tool. These 2 sets are plastic tools, rather than stainless steel, which makes them inexpensive.



  1. epoxy a marble (even better if it's a 'steely' marble) to the end of an Exacto blade holder (or any pen sized dowel). Just as good OR if you notice, many glass scoring tools have a metal balled end built in on the non-scoring side.

  2. This show is from my country argentina, and I think is important to specify it, cause people tend to think south America is one single country, we are ALL different countries...


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