1.5-inch foam ball
2 sheets Wafer Paper
Bright green petal dust
Coated foam or gumpaste flower center affixed to an 18- or 20-gauge floral wire
Craft circle punches (1 inch and 1.5 inch)
Deep green petal dust
Large angled soft brush
Ruler or straight edge
Small bowl of water
Small and narrow soft brush
Soft round-tipped brush
Violet (or your choice color) petal dust
1. Using the smaller circle punch, cut one circle as close to the corner of one sheet of wafer paper as possible.
2. Using the cut hole as a guide, line up your ruler or straight edge and cut a strip just larger than the hole. Use that strip as a guide to cut the remainder of the wafer sheet into equal strips.
4. Repeat the process with the large craft circle punch and the second sheet of confectioner’s wafer paper.
8. Fold the right side of the cut over top of the dampened left side and press gently together. You do not need to hold it or apply much pressure, it sticks almost instantly. This step should produce a slight cup to the wafer petal.
9. Repeat step 8 with all of the circles keeping your large and small petals separate.
10. Paint a circle of water around the top third of the flower center. (You can use a bit more water in the following steps than you used in creating the cupped petals.)
11. Begin applying the small wafer petals in a circle, slightly overlapping each other, all meeting at the center top of the ball.
16. Once you are content with the look and quantity of the first smaller petal layers, you can begin using the larger petals.