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Anybody ever make a CelBoard for leaves?

post #1 of 8
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I need a CelBoard for making gum paste peonies and leaves. Prices are $20 to $40 dollars each. Has anyone ever made something like this at home? Appreciate any help.
FINALLY...I got a few cakes uploaded. Feel free to critique...more coming.
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post #2 of 8
If you're just looking for the "groove" to place the wire on the back of the leaf, the Wilton 2 piece
Flower Impression Mat set has a long, single groove on the back of one mat.

If you have a Michaels or JoAnns coupon, it would run you $8, or less.

Rae
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post #3 of 8
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Thanks so much Blakes Cakes. I will look into that. I didn't want to pay $25 for a "groove."
FINALLY...I got a few cakes uploaded. Feel free to critique...more coming.
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FINALLY...I got a few cakes uploaded. Feel free to critique...more coming.
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post #4 of 8
I have a cel boiard from Nicholas Lodges shop (ISACS) that I will sell or gove to you if you use it and pass the positive energy forward to annother person. I have many of the other tools needed to make sugar craft flowers that I can send you as well, Let me know what you need. All items are in new, just out of the box, condition and have never been used.
post #5 of 8
I have found it better to not use a grooved board at all. Scott Clarke Wooley's technique is what I use and that is to roll the gumpaste as thin as you need it but at one end of the paste leave it slightly thicker - like a ramp - then cut your petal out and insert your wire into the fatter end. The mistake I always made was I thought you had to insert the wire quite far into the petal, but this isn't true - you only need to insert maybe 6mm into whatever you are wiring and then let it dry.
I personally don't like the ridge that the veining board leaves and even after placing the paste into a veiner, you still have an awkward looking ridge.
post #6 of 8
Take a red hot nail and press it into one side of a regular rolling board. Then sand out the burn marks.
post #7 of 8
I use all different methods to getting the wire on. But I have made my own ridge board. I use fimo clay and a skewer. Impress the skewer into the clay and bake.

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post #8 of 8
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Thanks everyone for your input.

FINALLY...I got a few cakes uploaded. Feel free to critique...more coming.
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FINALLY...I got a few cakes uploaded. Feel free to critique...more coming.
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