Lily of the Valley, what a beautiful flower.. I wish I have it in my garden. For now I’ll have to make do with the gum paste version . Finally, I’ve got all the things needed for my gum paste flowers project. To make this tiny bell shaped flowers, here’s the list of items needed :
13 nos. of 1.5 inch of fine wire
1 no. of 4 inch stiff wire
Floral tape (green)
Small thin pencil or anything with sharp end
Roller, cutter, sponge, water, brush, Styrofoam block
First, bend the end of the fine wires like this.
Continue taping the wires below, leaving about 1/4 inch space in between. After all the wires have been taped, stick it to the stiff 4 inch wire. Bend all the fine wires to resemble the actual flower. It should look like the picture below.
Do this with the sharp end of roller or pencil. Thin the edges of the petal by slightly pressing it upwards on the roller. (I rub my fingers with some shortening.) Try to get as close as to how the real flower looks like. Leave the base thick or else we won’t be able to stick it to the stem.
Once all the flowers are completed, attach them to the stem by simply pushing it into the end of the fine wires. Before that, wet the fine wires with water first. If the base is too thin, drop a tiny round gum paste into the flower and press down. The end of the fine wire should be visible slightly in the flower. Stick the flowers into the styrofoam and let it dry completely.
My flowers (tak macam real pun.. ) :
That’s the basic of making Lily of the Valley. It’s my favourite flower, but making it is quite tedious due to its tiny size. Maybe I’ll skip this one. Make an easier flower next time.