Christy Sherman demonstrated how she makes flowers at our June guild meeting.
She showed us her process to make irises, roses, and calla lilies.

Christy started with a Skinner blend and cut out the shapes.

Here is the assembled flower. Notice the texture she added to the petals.

Sometimes she will follow a diagram. Here is an an example she has on her phone.

Here is a cut out petal and an assembled flower.

Christy made 2 Calla Lilies and positioned them together. Makes a nice broach.

These are some of the cutters she uses to make the petals of her flowers. They can also be cut out freehand or using a template.

Rose assembled and petals shaped to look realistic.

Some of the steps taken to assemble the rose

Starting with a single petal wrapped around the center of the rose...

another petal gets attached.....

wrapping and distorting to fit together right.

Here is a wonderful collection of leaves and flowers, tendrils and I think I even see a snake in there!

A collection of roses made by Christy.