Gum Paste Carnation
Spread thin film of shortening on Roll & Cut Mat. Roll out a small piece of white gum paste less than 1/16 in. thick. Cut 5 or 6 circles for each carnation using the medium Round Cut-Out. Place 1 circle on thin foam dusted with Dusting Pouch; place others under Practice Board flap. Holding small end of veining tool like a pencil, press heel down at edge of circle and pull out to form a ruffle.
Continue all the way around circle. Overlap impressions to create a torn ruffled look. Repeat for 2 more ruffled circles.
Brush center of Carnation Base with gum glue adhesive. Gently press 1 ruffled circle on top of base to attach. Repeat with other 2 ruffled circles.
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