The future looks rosy indeed! Create this beautiful rose ring to show off your romantic side.
Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Start with clean hands and work surface area. Good work surfaces include wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Knead clay until soft and smooth. For best results, clean your hands in between colors. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275° (130 °C) for 20 minutes per 1/4” (6 mm) thickness. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME. Wash hands after use. Baking should be completed by an adult.
Mix 1/4 bar Blush and very small pinch of Pearl to make Pearl Blush. With the Clay Conditioning Machine on setting #1, roll out a sheet of Pearl Blush. Press the Round Ring Finding into the clay to make an impression. Cut around the impressed ring shape and push the clay into the finding to create a base. Make a small ball and flatten it. Press the flattened ball on top of the clay base to build it up. This will give your rose a solid base to adhere to.
With the Clay Conditioning Machine on setting #3, roll the Pearl Blush into a thin sheet. Use the oval shaped Mini Metal Cutter to cut out 11 ovals. Use the circle shaped cutter to cut out 4 circles. Take one oval shape and roll it up length-wise to create the center. Overlap the 4 circles around the center to begin building out the rose.
Slightly stretch the remaining 10 oval shapes to make each petal look uneven . This will give the rose a more natural appearance. Place them around the center, one at a time slightly overlapping. Use your finger to shape and form the petals as desired. You will end up with a pointed base under the rose from holding the piece. This is fine.
Use your knife tool or Super Slicer blade to gently trim off the pointed base of the flower. Make sure the bottom is flat. Add a drop of Bake & Bond to the top of the base you made in Step 1. Press your rose, firmly but gently, onto the base. Place it into the ring and make any final adjustments to your rose. Bake for 30 minutes at 275 °F (130 °C) and let cool. You can prop your ring in the oven to avoid mishaping the rose. Use a handful of fiber-fil to create a soft base to lay your ring on and bake as directed. You can also place the bottom of your ring into a block of scrap clay and bake as directed. The finiding will lift from the clay block once cool.
You can gently pop the rose out of the ring findings and add a few drops of clear, fast-drying glue to permenantly adhere the finding and rose.