At the next stage, we need to dilute gypsum plaster “KNAUF UNIFLOTT” with water in the proportion of 1:2. Pour three measuring spoons of water and six level measuring spoons of gypsum plaster into a mixing container. Take a wooden stick and stir carefully. The mixture has to get this consistency. Next, we start adding the volume of every rose petal. At this moment, you need to shape the edge line of the petal. Cover all the element surface with the plaster. Follow the process. Do the same with the rest of the bas-relief elements. At this point, this plaster layer is the rough base. You don’t need to smooth it much. We are going to do it in the final steps. I recommend that you organize your workplace right. Everything you need should be within touch. For this purpose, I put a table near the sketch-board where I dilute the gypsum plaster. Then taking my time I add the volume to the bas-relief carefully. At this moment, you need to enjoy the process without thinking when it all is going to finish. You need to be “right here” and make the harmonious piece of art. Make sure that all the self-drilling bolts and wire are hidden deep into the plaster layer. Otherwise, they can come out when processing and damage your work. In the middle of the flower, the volume should be the highest. At this stage, what matters is not to lose the picture and imagine the petal shape. It is okay if you don’t follow the original picture completely. The only thing that matters is that the bas-relief has harmonious shapes and its lines are pleasant to look at. Follow the process. The last stage is to shape the middle part of the rose bas-relief. You need to make volumes with reserve because afterwards we are going to carve the details and we need enough material for shaping the relief. This is how the relief is going to look at this point. You can see the thickness of every petal if you look from the side. The next stage is to smooth the shape of every petal, remove all the inaccuracies and cover all the dimples or pimples. You need to lift the edges higher so that you can sandpaper them. When working follow the plastic of the lines of every bas-relief element. Apply the plaster layer this way all over the bas-relief. At this stage, look at the continuity of the elements. One petal has to come out of another one smoothly. You need to turn the light on when working so that you can see and control the bas-relief being made. Follow the process. At the next stage, I carefully examine every bas-relief element at different angles to decide where I need to add some more volume. At this moment touching the relief with your hands can help, because it can be rather difficult to see the inaccuracies on the light background, whereas they can hardly hide from your hands. Then, I marked the areas where I want to add volume or correct the inaccuracies of the shape with a pencil. Then, I added the volumes and turned on the additional illumination on either side of the bas-relief in order to imitate the light that is supposed to be in the room and I examined the reliefs carefully one more time. I also added some plaster where it as necessary. In hard-to-reach spots, I put the plaster with a confectionary syringe smoothing it with a palette knife. At this stage, we need to put maximum volume of the bas-relief and improve its accuracy.