So, i have been working on gum paste flowers recently, and just got gum paste tools. My question is, do I need a petal pad? I failed to get one, and the closest supply store is over an hour away....
Is there something else i could use?
Could you order one online? I get a lot of my supplies that way as I don't drive - way easier to get it delivered to me
When i first started out with gumpaste, i didnt have a petal pad so i made my own lol! i basically took a clean new bathsponge and used that, Its not the best, too many holes lol! so i used a piece of foam you would get for making padding on chairs that i had spare from another project , i covered it with a piece of cotton type cloth, with no pattern , It wasnt perfect, but it did work untill i could get a proper one, now ive got it, i wouldnt part with it, i love it and use it for alsorts not just flowers
I use a mouse pad if that helps :p
I have also seen people use those kneeling pads (used for gardening) in place of a Celpad. The thinner ones are pretty inexpensive at big box stores. And that would be a new, clean one, obviously .....
Wilton makes a set of them, that you can get at craft stores.
Depending on the thickness/spongeness you need, you can also use some of those foamy decoration things you can find at craft stores as well.