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post #16 of 37
me too tracycakes!
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post #17 of 37
You can dry them on a candy mold with an eggshape. The beggining of the flower starts with a foam ball. This depends on how big you want the flower to be. The petals should be thin.First few rows of layers should be added to the ball. Then as bigger as it gets, you want to add the petals on wire so the flower starts to open. Usually by the third row.

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post #18 of 37
Um, Edna

How about a tutorial on this icon_lol.gif

Please...
post #19 of 37
I have loads of peonies that line the end of my driveway. The buds look like the cabbage rose. The start out tight (like any other flower) then they let loose and look like the peonies pictured. I suppose if I did time lapse photography I'd find there's a point where they are open just a bit to look exactly like a cabbage rose. Maybe that's where people get confused- the tight bud of a peony looks like the cabbage rose.
They're in bloom right now- full, open, and beautiful- if anyone wants me to take some close-up pics.
post #20 of 37
excellent point.

walking the dog today, I noticed lots of buds and you're right, they do look the same.

our's haven't started opening yet so if you want to post some pics, I for one would love to see them.
post #21 of 37
Okay, I popped outside and took a bunch of pictures. A light rain shower just moved through so the light was perfect and the raindrops on the flowers just add to the lovely. icon_smile.gif

I'm not sure how many attachments I can do per post, but I'll try to get as many on there as possible. I would have uploaded them to an album but the rules say no non-food items. PM me if you want more pictures.

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post #22 of 37
The gray in one of the pink peony pictures is my leg. I had to prop it up to get a good shot.

Anyway, here are some more.
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post #23 of 37
I just took a class on making peonies (MY favorite flower) We used gumpaste rolled very thin, the peony cutter set, frilled the edges and dried them over an upside down egg carton. They came out great but it took hours to make one.
post #24 of 37
wonderful pictures icon_biggrin.gif thanks so much thumbs_up.gif

Pattycakes:

I hear different terms like "frill" the edges,
"ruffle" the edges, and
"soften" the edges

do they all mean the same thing or are you using different tools
post #25 of 37
nannie, I think they mean the same thing, you can use the dogbone tool (stick with ball on the end) and work the edge of the petal so it gets thins and ruffles somewhat. (In my pics, the ballerina's tutu was frilled using that tool)
post #26 of 37
yes, I just discovered that little ballerina

she looks like the one I had on my jewellry box as a little girl, icon_lol.gif
post #27 of 37
Peony have ruffled edges..cabage roses dont. But then again, there are so many flowers under the same species that you will see bunches of differences between on plant of peony to the next. The whole point is to achieve the look you want..

Thanks for the photos.. they are lovely!

Edna icon_smile.gif
Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
http://designmeacakeblog.blogspot.com/
Check my Gumpaste Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my new Blooms and Vines DVD!



Thanks Edna
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Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
http://designmeacakeblog.blogspot.com/
Check my Gumpaste Tutorials in You tube
http://www.youtube.com/user/tonedna1
Check my new Blooms and Vines DVD!



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post #28 of 37
You know how there's a tendency to be critical of our own work? When I was taking pictures, I was reminded yet again how in nature there are variations. Some petals look like what we think of as perfection, some are ripped, some aren't bent "just so," etc.... However, it's the entirety of it that makes it realistic. The supposedly perfect petals, the ripped ones, the ones partially opened, and the ones not open at all combine to make it beautiful.

I need to remember this about my own work. There's no need to be disappointed because every little thing isn't perfect. It's fine to strive and improve, but perfection would actually not be true to life. Does that make sense?
post #29 of 37
cheatize

that is an excellent point. There is no perfection in nature.
post #30 of 37
agreed
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