i am so frustrated by wires poking out of my leaves and petals that i am thinking about buying a cel board to that i can get that raised up ridge of paste/tunnel to put my wire in.
after you roll, cut and insert wire, you still have that ridge of gumpaste right? so do you leave it or do you flatten it out when you vein the leaf or petal?
i am so aggravated my wires i could scream . i think the celboard is cheaper than therapy, lol
After inserting the wire, you leave the ridge. If you attempt to flatten it out, you can make the paste so thin that the wire will show.
how does one go about veining (in the center) without smashing down the ridge?
thank you for your help, i really stink at wired flowers
I cut the leaf then insert the wire, then vein (flattening out the ridge as i do) I don't have a problem with my wires poking through like this. I do use paper covered wire, it is expensive but well worth the extra $$
Where do you get the paper covered wire? I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing!
You can get various gauges of paper covered wire at globalsugarart.com
I should have been more clear--veining using a silicone veiner or even a hard resin veiner is fine. Yes, it does flatten out the ridge somewhat, but you're veining on the front of the leaf, or--with a double sided veiner, the ridge fits into the "v" in the bottom of the veiner, so there isn't a lot of pressure.
I was imagining you attempting to ball tool or roll over the ridge, and that is what can push the paste to either side of the wire and leave the wire exposed.