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making flowers without the cutters- need templates

post #1 of 27
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Are there any templates out there for flower making? I need to make some cala lilies, maybe orchids, stargazers, plumeria, sugar daisies, ect, but I don't have the cutters. Is there another way to do it without the cutters?

I thought If I had a pattern of the flower shape I could just hand cut each of them. Does anyone know if there are any?

When I do searches on this site, it gives me all sorts of things instead of what I am searching for, I must be doing it wrong.
post #2 of 27
A heart cutter works really well to make a cala lilly.
post #3 of 27
I think you can make Gumpaste roses with circles, you just have to manipulate the shape a bit.
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
thanks, great tips.

Keep 'em coming!
post #5 of 27
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post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by dsilvest

A heart cutter works really well to make a cala lilly.



thats right - check out Edna's Calla Lillies on You tube (Tutorial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUIjP1zRhH4
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post #7 of 27
I also use round cutters for roses and the heart for calla lillies. But I also make my own templates out of mylar (material used for stencils). You can print the shape you want on paper, (making sure the dimensions are correct), place the mylar on top and trace the outline with a permanent marker. Then just cut them out. Place the template on fondant or gumpaste and trace around the outline, using a thin, straight edge paring knife or craft knife. Stencil material can be found at WalMart.

When using a permanent marker, make sure you don't put the "marker side" of your template on the fondant. It may be permanent, but it DOES bleed onto the paste. HTH icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 27
here is a rose tutorial that is done without any tools at all. Use only your hands. the last rose on the tutorial is the best one. They show 3 different roses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBWYlklg6AU
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post #9 of 27
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I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Edee

I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!



Thanks Edee, I like that one
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post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edee

I know I'm the one asking for help, but I came across a great video to make clay hydrangeas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/clay-flowers

Thought I would share in case anyone else needed the information.


thanks for the great tips and videos, keep posting! I am learning ALOT!



I made these last night, sooooo easy!! Just a little tip (you all probably already know this- but I didn't until last night) add a little crisco to the gumpaste. It works so much better!!!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by tatorchip

here is a rose tutorial that is done without any tools at all. Use only your hands. the last rose on the tutorial is the best one. They show 3 different roses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBWYlklg6AU



WOW, those people are amazing!!
post #13 of 27
Here are some templates I've collected over the past few days. I started gathering these to use in my Cricut but you can easily hand cut them. I do not have instructions though but you can likely find them on the web...
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post #14 of 27
here's a few more
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post #15 of 27
Wow! Thanks, Chilz, for all the great patterns! That was very sweet of you to share - and especially so many! I, for one, really appreciate it. I don't want to seem ungrateful, by any means... but is there any way to know what the "scale" is on these patterns? Or perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing where you found them (?) TIA -
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