How Do I Color An Indian Blanket Flower? Photo Attached

Decorating By tokazodo Updated 27 Apr 2011 , 6:52pm by GinnyK

tokazodo Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:51am
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I have my PME Daisy cutter which I think will get me to the shape of the flower, I am unsure of how to color the flower. What color would you use for the dark red?
Indian Blanket Flower:
Any help or free advice would be deeply appreciated.


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karencuppycake Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 12:06pm
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I would use the Sugar Art's Kiko petal dust.

sweetteacher Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm
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The Indian blanket flower is Oklahoma's official state wildflower. The inner part of the rays are a purple-ish red. Some of the varieties that are bred for gardeners are all red, without the yellow edges, and the ones I grow are almost maroon red. When I color gum paste flowers I usually layer two or more shades of a color. I think it gives a more realistic look.

tokazodo Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 6:35pm
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Thank you for your quick replies. I should probably layer the 2 different colors of gumpaste?

GinnyK Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 6:52pm
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I'd be inclined to use yellow fondant, then paint in the red with a light brush stroke -- maybe even a nearly dry fan brush for the area where the two colors are feathered together. Indian Blanket flowers in my garden are also a much darker red -- more maroon.

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