Author: Katarzyna Koczorowska
Skill level: BEGINNERS
You may find the flower paste a bit sticky. Use corn flour to prevent this.
You will need:
Flower paste Saracino – Pasta Bouquet
Non stick board with grooves for petals / leaves
Florist wires white #28 or #26 and #26 green
Florist tape – green
Saracino colour gel – green
Saracino colour dust – green, pink, red, violet
Saracino Liquid Shiny
Non- stick rolling pin
Cutter & veiner hydrangea flower and leaves
Thinly roll out white paste – Pasta Bouquet Saracino over the grooves on your rolling board. Cut out petals with the cutter.
Move the petal onto a foam pad. Insert a white wire #28 half way.
Thin the edges of the petal with your balling tool.
Make hydrangea imprint with a veiner.
Let them dry ideally on a foam mat.
Hydrangea has a lot of petals (this one had 32) so make yourself plenty.
To make the flower centre bend the end of the flower wire and insert into a teardrop shape piece of paste.
Add a bit of green Gel Colour to white paste. Roll it out over the groove on your rolling board and cut out the leaves.
Put them on a foam pad to dry.
Now for the colouring. Dust the buds with green and pink Saracino powder.
Dust the petals with pink powder, add a bit of green. Dust a little violet powder on the edges.
Colours combine seamlessly.
This hydrangea is autumnal so try to match the leaves to the flower. I added a bit of red and violet to the green dust.
Dust the petals and leaves on both sides.
Wrap the wire to the leaves with green florist tape.
Steam the leaves to make the colour more natural and permanent.
Wrap the wire to the bud with green florist tape.
Add two petals to the bud with green florist tape.
All four need to be at the same height.
Wrap the wire to the end.
Make 8 like shown. Each should have 4 petals on each stem.
Add the remaining stems on the sides. Tape all together.
Add the leaves where required with florist tape.