I need a CelBoard for making gum paste peonies and leaves. Prices are $20 to $40 dollars each. Has anyone ever made something like this at home? Appreciate any help.
If you're just looking for the "groove" to place the wire on the back of the leaf, the Wilton 2 piece
Flower Impression Mat set has a long, single groove on the back of one mat.
If you have a Michaels or JoAnns coupon, it would run you $8, or less.
Thanks so much Blakes Cakes. I will look into that. I didn't want to pay $25 for a "groove."
I have a cel boiard from Nicholas Lodges shop (ISACS) that I will sell or gove to you if you use it and pass the positive energy forward to annother person. I have many of the other tools needed to make sugar craft flowers that I can send you as well, Let me know what you need. All items are in new, just out of the box, condition and have never been used.
I have found it better to not use a grooved board at all. Scott Clarke Wooley's technique is what I use and that is to roll the gumpaste as thin as you need it but at one end of the paste leave it slightly thicker - like a ramp - then cut your petal out and insert your wire into the fatter end. The mistake I always made was I thought you had to insert the wire quite far into the petal, but this isn't true - you only need to insert maybe 6mm into whatever you are wiring and then let it dry.
I personally don't like the ridge that the veining board leaves and even after placing the paste into a veiner, you still have an awkward looking ridge.
Take a red hot nail and press it into one side of a regular rolling board. Then sand out the burn marks.
I use all different methods to getting the wire on. But I have made my own ridge board. I use fimo clay and a skewer. Impress the skewer into the clay and bake.
Thanks everyone for your input.