I made Dendrobium orchids and filler flowers all in white. I can get a bit carried away with making filler flowers making them as detailed and exciting as the main flower. This time I decided to go with the basic 4 and 5 petal cut out flower. But, I didn't want them all the same round shape, so after I sofented the edges I pinched the tips of a few, curved some and ended up with a few different styles using just the one cutter.
This would be a good flower to make for those who never worked with gumpaste but would like to learn or give it a try. It is cut, softened, shaped and dried.. which is the basis for most if not all the flowers I make.
|gumpaste cutters and tools|
I roll out the gumpaste on the pad which leaves a length of paste on the back to add the wire in and then cut it out.
rolled out gumpaste
|Softening the gumpaste petals|
|gumpaste filler flower drying|
Using the same round 4 petal cutter I was able to get different shapes and looks.
|Filler flowers using same cutter|