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From here it gets a little easier. For the next layer, cut 1 five petal piece from your rolled out gumpaste. Roll the edges of each petal with your ball tool to ruffle the edges. After all of your petals are ruffled take your glue and lightly coat the center and the lower part of each of the petals. Insert the wire into the center of the 5 petal piece and slide it up the wire until it reaches the center. Align the petals to be off set from the center petal. Lift and mold one petal at a time in the following order: 1, 3, 2, 4, 5. This will ensure that your petals fall in a natural fashion.
For the final set of petals, follow the directions in the previous paragraph up to adhering the petals. Once you have your second set of petals on the wire, place so that petal 1 is positioned in-between the two closest petals. Wrap the rest of the petals in the same order as before.
After you flowers are put together and have had time to dry, paint them with gel food coloring with just a touch of water added. You only want just enough water to thin the food coloring to an acrylic paint thickness, and only add water if using a gel food coloring. I wait until I have all of my large flowers placed before I paint them, but I paint the small flowers and leaves and allow them to dry before placing them in the arrangement. Be prepared to give them a couple of hours to dry after painting and be aware that they may stay tacky for up to 2 days depending on your humidity levels in your work space. If you are having trouble getting your flowers to dry you can always place them in a container with some silica gel packets like they put in medications.
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