Ivy leaves are a good thing to master; they look wonderful in almost every gum paste arrangement, and because they're small, you'll probably need to use a lot of them. They're pretty easy, but a lot of steps are involved. Here's what you'll need: florist's tape, Crisco (to work into the gum paste if it's feeling at all dried out), a sealed container of gum glue adhesive (a pinch of gum paste dissolved in a tablespoon of water), a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch, a wave flower former, an ivy leaf cutter (part of the Advanced Gum Paste Flowers Student Kit), green gum paste, a gum paste storage board (use the underside of it as your work surface), 26-gauge green florist wire, a 9" fondant roller (without rings), a piece of thin pink shaping foam (which somehow didn't make it into this photo; don't worry, you'll see it soon enough), Color Dust in Lime Green and Spruce Green, a small angled brush, and an impression mat (click here to read my take on which mat to use).
Use your dusting pouch on the backside of the storage board:
You might want to brush on some color dust; this will enhance the impressions even more, as well as the color. You'll want to do both sides of each leaf.
I started by dusting the whole leaf with Lime Green…