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« on: September 26, 2010 11:46:05 PM »

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i recantly took a day course in basic sugarcraft flowers and i thought i would share the results with you Smiley
i had never done anything with sugarpaste before let alone flowers! (actualy the closest i've got was making marzipan fruits for my nan as a kid Embarrassed )

i actual quite enjoyed this. our teacher talked us thorough the tools and terminology first and then showed us how to make 'pinch and pull' flowers and basic frilling. these were made without cutters, just a cocktail stick and a small sharp pair of scissors (plus wire of course)

 

these were made with a cutter and veining tool (sorta like a mold that you sandwiched the cut paste between) very simple but highly effective. i found the hardest part was making the caylex (the green bit)





she then explain the principles of veining and cupping (rolling over the edges with a ball stylus to add movement) on a leaf and showed us how to make wired leaves.



she also demonstrated how to make a carnation (a combination of cutters and frilling)
im proud of mine though i made a lot of mistakes and we ran out of time at the end which ment we had literally 2 minutes  Shocked to paint and dust our flowers.



i really wish we had had more time, so much was packed into the course that if you were struggling with one technique and fell behind the rest of the class it was difficult to catch up and i ended up rushing most of my flowers. nonetheless i felt i learnt a lot from this course (if you have never been i recommend it, good fun and the techniques could be transferred to other medias such as ceramics or polymerclay )

comments and advice welcome  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 12:55:10 AM »

Wow, these look good enough to eat! No really they are just fantastic & so realistic. If you had to rush it does not show. I love the carnation, it is my favorite. They look so real.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010 02:06:31 AM »

Very nice work! I've always wanted to take a class on this but I have no idea how I would ever practice as my family is not cake eaters. lol
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010 03:52:11 AM »

Very nice work! I've always wanted to take a class on this but I have no idea how I would ever practice as my family is not cake eaters. lol

thank you Smiley i took the class both to give me some basics in sugar paste and because i thought the techniques could be transferred to polymer clay, which is one of my 'main' crafts.
the teacher was explaining exactly the same techniques are used for cold porcelain (which is airdrying and quite tough) so you could make jewellery items or embellishments for fabric crafts or even hanging christmas decorations instead cake decorations and that the 'pinch and pull' flowers were a technique commonly used in ceramics.

.....by coincidence flowers in cold porcelain and polymerclay is actually the topic of latest update on http://polymerclaydaily.com/
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I like the purple painting - it looks real!

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010 11:36:58 AM »

I can't believe you were able to make those from just one class! I think I just might have to invest in taking one. Was it from a culinary school or was it one of those courses offered at craft stores?
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010 12:54:54 AM »

i live near a specialist cake decorating supply shop (they also make cakes to order) and the class was held there. Smiley

the techniques require practice to perfect but even so i was pleased that i had been able to create these on the first go.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010 07:45:55 PM »

Those flowers are gorgeous! The carnation looks just like the real thing.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010 03:12:12 PM »

These are so lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010 02:51:58 AM »

wow!
this is art, it will be shame to eat it.... Smiley
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