Gumpaste Forget-Me-Nots

Decorating By chelleb1974 Updated 17 Apr 2010 , 7:19pm by mireillea

chelleb1974 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:09pm
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I'm probably making this harder than it really is......

I am trying to figure out how to attach wire to gumpaste Forget-Me-Nots that I am making, and I am having trouble figuring out how to do it. If anyone has any suggestions, I would truly appreciate it!!

Thank you!

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nwnest Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:40pm
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I make a small ball of green and make a little, squat cone out of it and stick it on the back of the flower. The wire goes goes into that piece of green.

dsilvest Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:41pm
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Try making them using the mexican hat method or add a little ball of gp to the bottom and attach the wire into that.

chelleb1974 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:41pm
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Thank you nwnest!!! See, I KNEW I was making this harder than it had to be!

chelleb1974 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:42pm
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Thanks dsilvest, I will see if that will work, the ones I am making are pretty tiny!!!

mireillea Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 7:19pm
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Hi Chelleb,

For very tiny flowers, I use sturdy two sided white stamens with a tiny head. I cut them in two which gives me two 'stems', dip them in glue and pull them through the middle of the gumpaste flower. The head of the stamen stays in the gumpaste. Because forget me not's are so tiny they can easily be held by the stamens, and you can dust the white of the stamens, green. If you let it dry overnight, it works like a rock!

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