Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sugar Peony Inspiration

I think I may have made more than my share of sugar peonies over the past few years...

Don't get me wrong - they are still a huge favorite, and I still love making them...and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to teach them to so many lovely students all over the world!

The classic and original Petalsweet peony in white:




But recently I have been inspired to play around with how I create the petals and put them together, as well as experimenting with more color...there are quite a few gorgeous varieties of peonies out there, and I'm hoping to be able to capture a few of them in sugar (with a bit of luck and practice)...and thought I'd share some of my progress with you!

Here's the first bit of work with a peachy-toned peony with more of a ruffled edge on the petals...

Bare petals ready for color:


A bit of peach and pink petal dust:


The basic shape to the finished flower is similar, but a little more round, and the petals have a bit more of a romantic and feminine feel...and I love the soft peach and pink tones against the pop of yellow in the stamens. It's a subtle difference, but I really like it...and it's a move in the right direction for something new:


More coming soon...thanks so much for stopping by! x

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9 comments:

miso said...

Beautiful as usual! : ) The color totally made my day!

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kandeel said...

What cutters do u use may i ask

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Kandeel...I use a peony cutter set I designed for my flowers and will have it available for sale in the near future. When I first started making them I used the set by Sunflower Sugar Art. Nicholas Lodge has a pretty new set too if you are going to be looking online. Jacqueline

Mona said...

Hi Jacqueline! Love your blog! Wen will you have your line of cutters for sale? I can't wait to purchase them.

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Mona! Thank you so much...still working on the designs for my cutters but hope to have them available soon. Will keep you posted! Jacqueline

Sweet Creations said...

Is there a online tutorial available for this flower

Ifrah said...

Hello , is there a tutorial available for this flower , loved your craftsy one

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hello Ifrah..we do not have a tutorial for our peonies yet, but hopefully soon! Thank you!