My rose is getting a huge bottom.
Should I have cut the bottom part of the petals off for the bud section?
Is it ok I'm now cutting out the bottoms of the petals for the spreading out.
I'm attempting a full blown rose.
Could you post a photo of your rose? I'm sure you'll get lots of help when people can see the problem you're having.
What kind of cutter are you using? With the 5 petal cutters it works better to have two sizes, use the smaller one for the inside petals, the larger one for the outer petals. If you're using the 110mm cutter for all the petals, roll the outer petals thicker, cut it out, then roll over each petal to make it bigger before you use the ball tool on it.
I can't post pictures, my digital died.
I'm trying to do the rose petal by petal. I have the 5 petal cutters, but I can't get the hang of it. The few I've attempted with those cutters just look nasty.
Right now I'm letting the rose dry upside down and will attempt wiring individual outside petals.
The base isn't all that big. It just looks nasty.
I went to the florist earlier today and picked up some flowers. The stargazer lily isn't my friend either. LOL
Watch Edna's gumpaste rose tutorial on utube.
You won't be sorry!
There's a really good tutorial on using the 5 petal cutters. http://www.flickr.com/photos/franjmc/2927935625/ The link to the tutorial is in the comments partway down the page. It's easy to follow. I didn't use the styrofoam eggs when I did it because they're expensive, I just made the usual gumpaste centers on wire and let them dry, then followed the rest of it.
I didn't have a big styrofoam pad like she uses, so I improvised with a piece cut from a styrofoam plate:
I made these with the 110mm jem cutter, following the tutorial:
And these with the 80mm cutter as the center, the 110 mm cutter for the outer petals:
I'll look those sites up.
I watch Edna but I need practice as you can see on my pics..........but she is awesome...you tube
Oh sorry for some reason it wont post!
OK that worked !If you go down the page there is a link posted for making roses!
i watched all of edna's gumpaste roses one after the other and then made my first attempt and didn't go back and watch them as i worked. it wasn't great but i was happy that they looked like roses.
i'm doing it again and watching the videos as i go and have them on pause while i work.
i'm getting a better result this time.
makes me wonder how edna does it with her long (gorgeous) nails.
Edna's videos are the best. They sure have helped me out a lot. THANKS EDNA.
jackie, your signature is funny and true!
T_R, I forgot to tell you your roses are beautiful. I also viewed your daughter's blog. She's a cutie and talented.