Flipping the pages of my Gumpaste flower books I came across the open Rose in Pale Pink. It caught my eye with it soft flowing petals.
Doing a bit of photo research online I save several photos I like to use as reference. Here is just one!
|Sample of a real Open Rose|
To get started I went through my cutters and tools choosing what I thought might work. I colored my gumpaste and with the photo in front of me and the gumpaste book as reference I began making the flower.
Here are the tools I have decided to use...
|Tools to get started making a Gumpaste Open Rose|
Cut out the tear drop shape and with the smaller cutter, cut out the tip. I used this method instead of a heart cutter, because it is not as full.
Then I soften the edges and shape the petal slightly...
I also hand cut the heart shape with scissors to give some petals a different look.
|Cutting out shape|
After I soften the petals I shape them and lay them to dry in different shapes..
I am in the process of completing the Open Roses.. I will post a photo and some additional info in the next blog post at the end of this week...