Mame Reckkio Wolfe- 03/29/10
Mat for rolling out the gumpaste
Small rolling pin
Paint brush – for gum glue
Small palette knife
Roll out gumpaste, thinly – thin enough so that you can almost see through
Roll it into a rectangle, so that you can cut more than one strip at a time
Using your cutting wheel,
Cut into strips, approximately 7” x 2” [I don’t measure, I just cut]
The longer you cut the strips, the bigger the rose will be.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but above is a sheet of plastic cross-stitch grid from the fabric dept in most craft stores – it’s approximately 12” x 18” and is great for texturing the roses or bows!!!
Place the grid on top of the strip and using your rolling pin, roll again to imprint the grid design
With a paint brush, designated for the glue gum,
Fold the strip in half, lengthwise…wrong side together
Gently press down just below the folded edge – but not on the folded edge – to glue together
This allows a thicker edge on the rose
Place a little bit of gum-glue at the left-hand side – in about 1/2"
Fold left-hand edge down – about 3/4"
Brush again with gum glue in the middle of the strip, about 2” starting at the folded down corner
Using your right hand, gather and pinch at the bottom of the strip to adhere it to the folded down corner
Continue in this manner, brushing a little glue, then pinching & gathering until you get to the end of the strip
It kinda looks like a mushroom from the side-view
Using a small palette knife trim off the pinched part, underneath the rose and put back into a plastic bag for another rose or use
Place rose aside to dry
Before roses are completely dry, brush with Super Pearl
I used a stenciling brush for dusting the Super Pearl