Moth Orchid #2: Part 2 of mini tutorial on the Moth Orchid
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