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TUTORIALS

Gum Paste Butterfly




  • Satin Ice Gum Paste: White & Black
  • White Floral Tape
  • Palette Knife
  • Floral Wire #22 gauge
  • Exacto Knife
  • Cutting Pliers
  • Mini Rolling Pin
  • Silicone Flower Veiner
  • Edible Black Marker
  • Set of Paintbrushes
  • Color Dust - Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow

Take a small ball of gum paste.

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Make a small sausage and flatten it a little.

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With a mini roller - stretch from the center out leaving a thin, thick vein in the center.

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Cut one side and create a straight edge.

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Stretch above the vein - leave o nly 1.5 cm of vein.

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Cut out the butterfly pattern - separating into two wings.

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Position the wing pattern on top of the gum paste.

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Cut out the silhouette of the wing - guiding you with the printed pattern.

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Take a wire and insert it thru the center of the vein - and press to mark. Repeat process with second wing.

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To create the body - take another wire and create and L-shaped angle.

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Take a small ball of black gum paste and create and elongated droplet.

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Insert the wire diagonally with a little water.

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Let all the pieces dry completely - minimum of 2 hours.

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Color with soft brushes - gently using the color dusts. Start with the lighter colors and end with the dark ones.

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With the black edible marker, gently draw very thing lines on both sides of the wings.

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Outline the entire edge of the wings on both sides this time a little more pronounced.

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Take a piece of floral tape and attach the wings one by one to the body of the butterfly - turning one piece and securing firmly.

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Finished! Create different sizes and colors and be sure to let your imagination run wild!

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