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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
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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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