How I made the purple Dahlia from this photo...
|Photo of real Dahlia found on the internet...|
|My finished gumpaste Dahlia...|
At the nursery I saw some beautiful Dahlia's I thought I would love to make. Silly me didn't buy one since I didn't have time to make it then. Later I searched for Dahlia's on the internet and this one just caught my eye. It was a very delicate with a bright deep purple center as the color fades towards the tips. It had an abundance of petals and was just lovely to look at. So, I decided to make this one...
What I do when I find a flower I want to make
- Don't have the real flower then print the best photo or photos you can find.
- Look through your cutters to find one which would work best. You don't always need to buy a cutter since many cutter sets have several components and with a little manipulation you can create the perfect petals shapes.
- I then do the same with the veiner. Find one which looks like it is a somewhat close match if not perfect one. Not all flowers are veined but if they are it is nice to add that extra touch.
- Next, I gather all my supplies, the cutters and veiners, photos or real plant and just start making petals. I make a few different variations and match them to the photo or plant to see if they look right. Once I am happy with the petals I make them all.
|First try making the flower... ended up redoing it...|
|Dropped above flower... it was meant to be redone!!!|
Some things to remember if you don't have instructions and are making them the first time...
|Supplies I am using to make the Dahlia|
- Have the real flower or photo with you for reference
- Write instructions as you make the flower!! I am guilty of not always doing this thinking I won't make this flower again. You just never know.
- Don't forget to write the petal dust colors and how you applied it in case you need to make more.