I could say I was saved by a flower. I have been working almost all day today, but the result was not what I was expecting. And I had no plan B. But then I said to myself, I could try to choose a flower that I like and try my hand at it. I am more inspired when it comes to making polymer clay flowers. That’s how I came with the idea of the lotus flower.
Materials and tools used: white Fimo Professional Polymer Clay, a pasta machine, pastel colors, round cutter, petal cutter and liquid Fimo.
I have prepared the polymer clay and rolled it through the pasta machine. I have cut a round shape.
Then I have started cutting the petals.
After the first raw of petals, I have cut the same shape, but reduced its size a little bit (to have smaller petals for the second raw).
I have made a flower bud for the center of the flower.
I have painted the round base and the petals with a mixture of blue and violet pastels.
Using Liquid Fimo I have arranged the first raw and then the second raw.
I have cut a rectangle of polymer clay and then colored it with yellow and blue and violet pastels.
I have cut thin stamens and I have painted them all around.
I have put it in the oven in a silicone mold (to shape the flower).
I haven’t decided yet what to do with it. I could make a statement brooch, put it on a box or just keep as it as decoration.