Originally Posted by QTCakes1
I don't get every veiner for every flower. That would just really add up. I have some general veiners like the rose petal veiner and the corn husk. They blend in the veins just as well.
I want to learn sugar blowing REALLY BAD!
Corn husk is something I'll definitely have to get my hands on.
That sounds like a good general purpose one.
Originally Posted by Bridgette1129
Hahaha! you can practice without veiners. Someone experienced might disagree but I doubt they're necessary. A lady at a cake supply store said to use fake flower's from a craft store and press the gumpaste into it. Voila! Veining!
I've thought about that... but I think somewhere when I first started reading I got caught up in the whole "is it made for food?" safety obsession... but I'm not even making them to put on cake! So I think I should get over that phobia, lol!
Originally Posted by Milkmaid42
Ivycakes, I feel that veiners are what really give a flower realism. I have a few that I've purchased, but most of mine I've made using Make A Mold purchased at Michael's. I made them when the flower or leaf desired is in season and then I'd photograph them as reference to color and form. I keep the photo along with the mold in zip loc bags, labeled as to the variety.
As QTcakes said, so many of the veiners can be interchangeable. I just get caught up making them cause it is so much to have double-sided veiners at little cost.
Oh, and a corn husk is indispensable. One of my favorites.
Yes all about the veins.
But then I was looking at RBI flowers earlier today... he doesn't even seem to use veiners on his filler hydrangeas and roses, and the hydrangea is the flower I got all caught up in over veining which stopped my in my tracks! I really think veining makes the flower but maybe I also over think it.... I had decided to do a wired 4 petal hydrangea, picked out the best veiner I could find for it then got overwhelmed. I mean anyways, what good is the perfect recreation of a hydrangea if it takes 30 minutes for ONE flower....not even a small spray!
Start small..start small...repeat to self and hug piggy bank so it doesn't die from money loss.
I am also too scared to make my own molds, so maybe I should add that to my list. Must get over the fear! And now I need to add Lambeth to the list.... Grandma's couch or not... so shiny.....
Make a Mold