Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Are those leaves "Really" made of sugar???

I completed the gumpaste leaves I wrote about. 
I get Super excited and impatient wanting to see how they turn out.

Gumpaste foilage Palm Leaves, Eucalyptus, Croton

I created an assembly line sort of to make them

I colored all the paste needed for all the leaves
Next, made all of them and left to dry
    Getting closer to finishing!!!
Finally got to assemble all of them..

Whew!!!!!!!!!!! that was a lot of FUN work and I am pleased with how they turned out. I now know some new leaves I can use for arrangements. Yes, I think I want to find a few more to learn.

Gumpaste Palm Leaves

Gumpaste Eucalyptus

Gumpaste Croton

Monday, November 19, 2012

In need of new leaves

When looking for new flowers to create when I am out
 I overlook the leaves. 

I am very aware of the different leaves in floral arrangements. BUT... I just don't think about them when creating flowers and I end up adding the same leaves I always use.

 I am in need some new fresh ideas...

Photos of my first choices...

 Silver Dollar Eucalyptus 

Palm Leaves..

Bettleweed leaf. Love the jagged edges

Yes, today I finished the last of my first choices in gumpaste and will post them tomorrow. The Beetleweed I already used in an arrangement and the other two are being included in my current arrangement..

Please stayed tuned for the photos..