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    Wanna see my black roses? I made them with flat roofing tar

    I made Black Rose Valentines !

    by coating them with petroleum bitumen! This is what wild roses might look like in the tar sands, after a bitumen eruption!

    How I made Black Roses with Roofing Tar?

    First I bought a dozen red roses at the local flower shop and then dried then out in my stove at low heat for two days
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    Then on a cold January morning, I met Dave from ToughRoof flat roofing who super generously facilitated my experiments and posed for my photos and hosted my video. He was very accommodating.


    We dipped twelve roses in an industrial size mobile tar boiler carrying a full 1000 lbs of petroleum bitumen destined for the roof of a nearby building.

    Petroleum bitumen is a bi product of the tar sands. Ten percent of global production is used by flat roofers - heaven only knows where the rest of it ends up.

    If Black Rose Valentines catch on, it might help the economy of Alberta.



    Petroleum dipped roses are truly beautiful to behold and solid as a rock, but of course I wouldn't put them too close to the window

    on a hot summer day.

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    Not sure if spam or serious....

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    Interesting that the photo links are to 3 or 4 different sites. ???
    You may not like the f_cking government, but the government likes f_cking you.

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    Don't see much of a profit in it.
    Pretty though.

    Ya, all the photos, have people in different clothing. Except the last, it's just fingers.....
    I would find a better way to do that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer View Post
    Don't see much of a profit in it.
    Pretty though.

    Ya, all the photos, have people in different clothing. Except the last, it's just fingers.....
    I would find a better way to do that though.
    how would you do it ? look here..

    I spread around the photo hosting , now I have one hosted here

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    beautiful?

    There is profit in it - pop up retail on Valentine's Day in Toronto
    Matthew Robert White Plots Valentine's Day Pop Up Retail Blitz


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    You may not like the f_cking government, but the government likes f_cking you.

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    beautiful

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    beautiful?

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    Why not just buy a real black rose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutnupe14 View Post
    Why not just buy a real black rose?
    Those die.

    Pete (suspects the roses are prettier in person than in photos)

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    You could probably soak a rose in black acrylic paint. Given experiments you can add different things to make the paint thinner or thicker. Not something I have tried. I would also find a way to preserve the stem.
    If this is a conversation about making, long lasting black roses.
    *shrugs
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