How to Make a Flower Out of Polymer Clay - Part 2: Multicolored Rose

by MyVian
2 Materials
15 Minutes

In this polymer clay flower tutorial, I'll show you how to make a multi-colored rose. The technique is similar to the wild rose but uses three different complementary colors to create a beautiful gradient effect. Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Polymer modeling clay
  • Sharp-edged tool

Polymer clay is a popular modeling clay because of its texture, versatility, and the fact that it will stay pliable until it is cured. Plus, it comes in every color under the sun, so you can use it for all kinds of decorative crafts.

Cutting the pieces of polymer clay

1. Cut your polymer clay pieces

Cut one pea-sized piece of polymer clay for the center of your flower. Then cut four pieces from each of two more colors of polymer clay and 5 pieces from your last color.

Just like in nature, the outer petals of a flower are larger than the inner petals, you will also want to make each layer of petals slightly larger than the layer it is covering. So, take that into account as you cut your polymer clay. 

Making the center of the flower

2. Make the center of your polymer clay rose

Roll and flatten your first piece of polymer clay into a thin round disc.

Rolling the disc into a cone shape

Now, roll that disc into a cone shape between your fingers.

Making the polymer clay flower petals

3. Make polymer clay rose petals

With the next color that you want on your flower, roll and flatten each of the 4 pieces into flat circles.

How to make a flower out of polymer clay

Arrange these 4 petals around the flower center, with each petal overlapping the one before it. Bend the top of the petals outward a bit and pinch the top center to make them look like rose petals.

Easy polymer clay flower ideas

Roll the stem back and forth between your thumb and forefinger to help the petals stick nicely together and prepare the stem to be cut at the end.

Layering the polymer clay flower petals

Repeat making and adding petals in the same way for the next two colors, finishing with the largest petals on the outside.

Cutting off the stem

4. Cut off the stem

Use a sharp-edged tool to cut the rose away from the stem, giving it a flat bottom. 

Polymer clay flowers

5. Bake

Polymer clay needs to be cured, so bake your polymer clay flowers according to the instructions on the packaging.

Once baked, you can attach these wild roses to jewelry items or any other accessories you'd like to embellish.

Polymer clay flower tutorial

Polymer clay flower tutorial

Now that you know how to make these polymer clay flowers you can begin thinking about all the great ways you can use them! I’d love to hear your ideas, so leave a comment and let me know what your polymer clay flowers are embellishing!

Suggested materials:
  • Polymer modeling clay
  • Sharp-edged tool

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