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Step-By-Step Gumpaste Pansies
Pansies come in many shades of bright Spring Colors
|1. Using Moss Green Gumpaste Cut Medium sized Calyx using Mexican Hat method|
|2. Using Dog Bone tool, thin and curl tips of calyx|
|3. Form small closed hook at end of 24 or 26 gauge wire, dip into gum glue and insert into calyx - Allow to dry overnight.|
|4.Cut 4 Large petals. Impress with veining mat. Thin and softly ruffle the edges.|
|5. Attach two petals slightly overlapping as shown using GumGlue.|
|6.Attach last 2 petals in the same manner overlapping the first set slightly|
|7. Cut and impress with a veining mat two smaller side petals. Impress with veining mat, thin edges and attach with gum glue.|
|8.Cut Bottom petal. Impress with veining mat. Thin and ruffle only the bottom of the petal. Attach with Gum Glue.|
|9. Pierce holes in the bottom of each indentation of an "apple box carton" to achieve cupped form when dry.
Thread Pansy wire through and allow to dry overnight.
|10.Add a small upside down " U" of gumpaste to the very center
Using a very fine paint brush and Black Food coloring detail the center of the pansies "face"
Steam lightly to set colors