Moth Orchid #2: Part 2 of mini tutorial on the Moth OrchidPart 2 – The Moth Orchd Throat and Column The Moth Orchid Continued Making the Column Take a small ball of paste and roll into a tear drop Insert a 22g wire into to pointy end Mold to wire making a point. Not too big so it is a good size for the...
Part 2 – The Moth Orchd Throat and Column
The Moth Orchid Continued
Making the Column
- Take a small ball of paste and roll into a tear drop
- Insert a 22g wire into to pointy end
- Mold to wire making a point. Not too big so it is a good size for the petals
- Hallow out with a small rolling pin or similar, keeping the top smooth and round
- Leave to dry
Making the Throat
The throat is a bit trick and is best if you can look at a real flower or one on the internet before making this. You have to work fairly quickly before the past begins to dry, so cut out a couple of pieces in advance.
- Not necessary to cut out shape further but you can
- Soften edges while thinning out rounded shape to elongate a bit. Hallow out lightly to curve a bit
- Roll out 2 very thin pieces of paste about 1/2" long to attach
- Attach one to each side with a small drop egg white and press to attach
- Roll the tiny pieces back to curve around and just leave as they end up.
- They are very fragile so do not play with them too much
- Roll a tiny ball of paste to fit into the bottom portion as you see in the second picture
- With a sharp tool make a cut down the center and open up slightly.
- Smooth edges with your fingers and point both sides slightly
- Attach with a tiny drop of egg white
Shaping the Throat
- Next you want to curve the entireThroat inward. The sides curve in and the tip curves up
- Hold in your palm and gently curve pieces then lay them in the former to dry
- Reshape if they fall a bit during drying
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- Part 1: Part 1 of mini tutorial on the Moth Orchid
- Part 2: Part 2 of mini tutorial on the Moth Orchid