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Rose for Valentine's Day by m0rpheus Rose for Valentine's Day by m0rpheus
So Valentine's Day was coming up and I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with something unique, so I made this for her, along with a short poem. <3

I spent two afternoons making it. Each petal was individually cut and bent and glued to the core of the rose, then a stem was created separately and attached. (I would love to tell you how many petals but I lost count. Wanna count 'em?)

I hope you guys like it. :)

Comments are most welcome!
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emersonv Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Photographer
been a while! very nice work!
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axes4six Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:happycry:
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axes4six Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:happycry:
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metaltamer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Hey! Nice work! Is all your work with light guage(foil)? Check out my rose. Done with 16guage mild steel sheet. Each pedal also cut and shaped separately. There are a few others making these things too. Its neet to see the different takes on the same idea.
Sammy "Grilo"
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Aszde Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Whats it made out of?
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Aluminum foil pretending to look like copper, which it isn't.

The stem has a thin wire inside. Without it, it'd bend and look wilted.
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inixis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
How did u do that? i know ur mad for finishing ur A level work in like a few weeks (i heard from my sis) but this is well awesome. i think its 28 - 32 petals not sure
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007   Digital Artist
haha.. Great to hear that people still remember that!

So I gather from your last name that you're Sheen's sister? That's cool. :)

And to do this I just cut out lots of petals of random but increasing sizes, from as wide as your pinky's fingernail to bigger than your thumb. I cut a rounded petal shape with a little extra space at the bottom, where I do a tiny cut. This provides me with two small bottoms flaps that I can overlap so that the petal will curl gently. This is also where I place the glue.

Then basically it's just a matter of getting a "core" of four very tiny same-size petals and then build upon it by bringing more and more increasingly bigger petals, glued at the bottom one on top of the other.

Then I made a separate stem and very carefully glued it to the base of the flower part. You gotta be careful not to glue it all at once because the heat transfers very quickly on the aluminum and so the flower could begin to fall apart. You gotta glue some of it, blow and let it cool a little, making sure the flower is still intact, and keep going until you've glued it all well.

The leaves are just done with wire and some simple cutouts.

And that's it, hehe. :)
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inixis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
cough. .Sheen's brother!...
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Digital Artist
woops, pardon me! To be honest, it's really hard to guess your gender from your username "inixis".. it's pretty neutral. :P
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mysterious-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well i told you this before but it really is gorgeous, not as nice as my flamingo though muauhaha :D
ttyl xx
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Digital Artist
I personally like this more than the flamingo I made for your birthday that time. Took way longer to make, too. :P
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mysterious-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I was being sarcastic :P its still nice though but obviously doesnt compare :D
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tOFu-MoO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
im jealous XD lol very nice work!
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Amanda-San Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I counted about 25 petals- very nice work!
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007   Digital Artist
hehe, thank you! :)

I think there's slightly more. There's some tiny ones in the center that are very hard to distinguish from each other.

We'll see if somebody counts and gets a different number.
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Amanda-San Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I got 28 when I counted again. :D
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Digital Artist
hehe. I KNEW there were more! :)
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Amanda-San Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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ceruleanbliss Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
That's beautiful. She's a lucky girl. =D
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kawaii-moogle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
that's beautiful. I'm curious how many petels there were now XD
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Digital Artist
According to a comment from another deviant, they are 28.

I'm too lazy to confirm if this number is accurate. :P
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kawaii-moogle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
haha, well good job! I had always wanted to make somthing like this. only with ribbon instead. the ribbon didn't exactly agree with the way I was trying to make it XD
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Digital Artist
I had considered other options when making this. One was that, and the other, which I was more inclined to, was making a "Kawasaki [origami] rose". I gave it a shot some five or so times, with instructions from two different websites, but I kept getting stuck in one particular step... and that was only on normal paper. I can only imagine the difficulties I would face doing it on my special foil.

Seeing as that method was getting nowhere, I decided to do it my way, with foil and wire. In the end, I'm kinda glad I didn't do the origami one, cause I like the look of my final result better. hehe :)
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kawaii-moogle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
*chuckles* I never though of making an origami rose. I think I'm going to try now though xD
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Not really origami, but an easy paper rose is the napkin version. It's cute to do if you on a dinner with a special someone. hehe :)
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kawaii-moogle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
then that is what I shall make. that is..when I seem to find the time =P
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AModernMantra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
Wow! That's beautiful.
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F-e-n-n Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
That's pretty, I hope she liked it (I'd be shocked if otherwise O_O).
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007   Digital Artist
She did indeed! She made everyone jealous at her school the next day showing a picture of it. hehe ;)
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F-e-n-n Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
Hehe, good. Once again, pretty.
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gracie-is-evil Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
That is quite amazing.

Hope your girlfriend liked it lots, as i know how long bending metal to the perfect shape can take..


Great work!
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anonymousamateur Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
wow, what did you make the petals out of?
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007   Digital Artist
Even though it is coloured as if it were copper, in reality it is actually thick aluminum foil.

It bends relatively easy, stays in shape, but will withstand normal use like minor bumps or shaking. It's hard to find a place that sells it though.
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anonymousamateur Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
okay, cause I could have sworn in was copper, and bending it like that would have not been so easy
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Yeah. It looks like copper.

The other reason for using this material is that it's lightweight. A real copper flower using other metals would be annoyingly heavy to hold.
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slithytoves Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
that's gorgeous!
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sochiniteli Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lucky girl! that's amazing!
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