Insert into the center of the bud, then twist slightly to secure.
Set aside to dry, then continue with the next steps.
7. Gently move the ball tool in a circular motion in the center to create a cupped petal.
I like to make the top of the petal slightly ruffled.
9. Moisten the bottom of petal with gumglue and place on center bud.
12. Continue, 3 petals at a time, until you have the rose as full as you want.
13. Roll green gumpaste, from center to sides, creating a thick ridge in center of gumpaste.
14. Place cutter over the center of ridge to cut leaf.
15. Moisten the end of #28 wire with gum glue and thread through center of ridge.
16. Place leaf in veiner and gently press.
20. I like to brush a bit of yellow in the center of rose petals.
then touch the edges of petals with a darker shade using a flat brush.
For this rose, I used african violet because it was to compliment a lavender cake.
A dark pink or carnation red can be used also for a pinker shade.
21. Roll green gumpaste thin, but not paper thin and cut a calyx using the cutter.
22. Moisten the center of the calyx with gum glue and push the stem of the rose through the center of calyx and attach at base of rose.
22. Twist three leaves together, create two sets of leaves.
23. Cut the floral tape in half lengthwise.
Starting about 3/4" from the base of the the rose, began covering the stem of the rose, moving up to the base of the rose and then spiraling down the stem.
attaching and covering the stem of the leaves as you move to the end of the stem.
Photography and Tutorial by Jacque Benson 2010.
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