You will need:
- Saracino flower paste (Pasta Bouquet) – coloured pink and leaf green
- Veining board
- Foam flower pad
- Small rolling pin
- Dusting brushes
- Thin painting brush
- Clear alcohol
- Wire – 26 gauge, 20 gauge
- White thin stamens
- Dust colours – strawberry, moss green and plum
- Ball tool
- Knife scriber tool
- Veining tool
- Small scissors
- Light green and white floral tape
- Small five petal rose cutter
Cut a white stamen in two and then attach to the end of 26-gauge white wire using white florist tape.
Form a ball of pink Saracino flower paste.
Make a cone from the ball.
Press the wide end of the cone onto the pad and roll around to form a ‘witches hat’ appearance.
Place the rose cutter and cut the flower.
Cut the rounded edges off the flower.
On your foam mat use the ball tool to lengthen and thin each petal.
Give texture to each petal by rolling with your veining tool.
Use small scissors to create jagged edges to the petals.
Use a pointed tool to press into the centre to open up the middle.
Take the wire with the stamens and pass it through the center of the flower.
Work the back of the flower between your fingers to thin it down into a slender neck.
Allow the flower to dry upside down.
Form a small ball of pink Saracino flower paste.
Roll the ball onto your flower wire and form it to a tapered bud shape.
Pinch three petals from the tip of the bud.
Twist petals back onto themselves to create a spiralled bud.
When your flower is dry roll a little green paste into a cone shape. Feed it onto the wire at the back of the flower. Give the green paste texture.
Repeat this with the buds.
For the leaves attach a small ball of green Saracino flower paste onto the end of 26 gauge white wire.
With your fingers roll and blend the flower paste onto the wire to create a fine, slender leaf shape.
Flatten the leaf with the small rolling pin.
Bend the leaf to give a natural shape. You will need at least six leaves like this.
Tape the wire of the flowers with light green floral tape.
Dust the flower with Strawberry dust colour.
Dust the calyx and the end of the flower with leaf green dust colour.
Dust the leaves with leaf green dust colour.
Using a fine brush, paint the small dots using plum petal dust mixed together with a little clear alcohol.
Tape the leaves in pairs onto the flowers or buds. Arrange your flowers. Dust the stems with green dust colour.
TA DA It’s finished