Free-Formed Sugar Alstroemeria

Free-Formed Sugar Alstroemeria
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Learn with me how to model, paint and assemble a fabulous botanical correct Alstroemeria plant with flowers and leaves completely free hand made- no cutters or templates for shaping the parts of the plant needed!

Thin petals, realistic coloring, perfect assembling for obtaining a finishing as close as possible to a real one’s.

Prepare your tools and let’s start a new adventure in the sugar flower’s world!

Let´s learn more about this beautiful flower.

Alstroemeria (/ˌælstrɪˈmɪəriə/), commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. They are all native to South America although some have become naturalized in the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Madeira and the Canary Islands. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. All are long-lived perennials except A. graminea, a diminutive annual from the Atacama Desert of Chile.

Plants of this genus grow from a cluster of tubers. They send up fertile and sterile stems, the fertile stems of some species reaching 1.5 meters in height. The leaves are alternately arranged and resupinate, twisted on the petioles so that the undersides face up. The leaves are variable in shape and the blades have smooth edges. The flowers are solitary or borne in umbels. The flower has six petals each up to 5 centimeters long. They come in many shades of red, orange, purple, green, and white, flecked and striped and streaked with darker colors. There are six curving stamens. The stigma has three lobes. The fruit is a capsule with three valves. Alstroemeria are classified as an inferior monocot, meaning the petals are located above the ovary and the leaf veins are parallel.

14 Video Lessons

  • model wide petals
    model wide petals

    Each Alstroemeria flower has 6 petals: 3 wide long heart shaped and 3 spear-tipped straits. To model the petals you need to dye rubber paste the size of a large plum with pink powder edy. For this...

  • modeling narrow petals
    modeling narrow petals

    To model the narrow petals, the gum paste ball the size of the small fingernail is taken and given an elongated shape. Flatten and insert the wire at one end until you reach the other end. It...

  • modeling the leaves
    modeling the leaves

    To model leaves you need to dye a ball of gum paste the size of a large apricot with kiwi green powder. Balls of different sizes are made – the smallest the size of the index fingernail. Wires of...

  • modeling stamens and pistil
    modeling stamens and pistil

    Each flower of Alstroemeria has a pistyl and 6 stamens. To model these pieces is cut white florist wire of 35 thickness into 4 equal parts. Pink-dyed paste is used to model pistyls and green-dyed...

  • paint petals step 1
    paint petals step 1

    For each flower of Alstroemeria you need 2 narrow petals painted with yellow and one painted with pink. On a kitchen paper put some yellow powder dye. With a not very wide flat brush paint 10 of...

  • paint petals step 2
    paint petals step 2

    Put pink dye on a clean paper and paint all the petals (wide and narrow) with pink dye on both sides starting from the superior edge to the inside of the petals. On the yellow petals paint until...

  • paint petals step 3
    paint petals step 3

    Put some purple powder dye on a small cap and adds isopropyl alcohol. Mixe and with the help of a very fine brush (type 000) paint fine short lines on all the narrow petals, as well as you can see...

  • paint petals step 4
    paint petals step 4

    Once the stripes are painted on the narrow petals are given a few touches with green dye on the pint of the narrow petals and at the base on both sides and on the separation of the heart from the...

  • paint and glaze the leaves
    paint and glaze the leaves

    On a clean kitchen paper put some kiwi green petal dust. All the leaves are painted on both sides using a flat brush. You start painting from the edges to the inner part with linear movements,...

  • assembling flowers
    assembling flowers

    Using florist ribbon cut in half the flowers are mounted. The center is first assembled starting with the 6 stamens around the pistyl. Stretch the florist ribbon well to get a perfect mounting of...

  • modeling individual stems for flowers
    modeling individual stems for flowers

    Using florist ribbon cut in half the flowers are mounted. The center is first assembled starting with the 6 stamens around the pistyl. Stretch the florist ribbon well to get a perfect mounting of...

  • attach one leaf on each flower´s stem
    attach one leaf on each flower´s stem

    With the help of the florist ribbon cut in half assemble a leaf under the paste on each flower stem. Cover with the tape the entire stem down.

  • assembling the plant
    assembling the plant

    Gumpaste dyed with kiwi green food color is prepared. Covered with a little green rubber paste 4-5 cm on the individual stem, starting just below the leaf and trying to work with the fingers the...

  • final touches
    final touches

    On a clean kitchen paper are put powder dyes pink, purple and kiwi green. With a not very large flat brush, the bases of the flowers are painted on the sepals with pink and purple dye, blurring a...

Meet Your Instructor

Catalina Anghel azúcar'arte

My name is Catalina and I love sugar flowers ;)
I am addicted to sugar flowers veiners and edible petal dusts...LOL
I am a professional baker and sugar florist based in Vila-real( Castellón) Spain.
I developed my own method of making sugar flowers- I work free formed, all my flowers are made without using special cutters or templates.
I teach free formed sugar flowers both in grupal workshops or one to one tuition. Also have my online academy: Academia Azúcar´arte.

At the same time I study medicine at UJI University in Castellón and take care of my son, my husbant my beaggle and my cat.

huge sweet hugs