Making a Moth Orchid in Gumpaste  See details »

 
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  • 00:33: so now we're going to do ma for kid you can do moth orchids in a variety of colors it comes in white green pink any color that you can imagine so if you have the petal crafts um set of cutters you will receive three of metal cutters one for the petal one for the sequel one for this route and two types of silicone
  • 01:02: banners so since we're doing green and of course like I said you can always make this in white or pink or even purple so I'm just conditioning my gum paste here I'm going to roll it to where one side again is thicker than the rest this way
  • 01:33: I have space for when I put my stemware in so let's first do the the petal so I'm going to use the Vayner that's shaped like a fan I'll put it on here and it's wet enough so I'm just making sure that the width of my gum paste is to the width of my
  • 02:00: Vayner here so you see the veining and it's the shape of the cutter so you just follow that shape the tremaine and clean off the edges and pop it out so I'm going to take mine number 26 floral wire got a
  • 02:40: lot of it cut already so about two inches and width and then just pop it upside down and insert the wire don't forget to pinch
  • 03:02: the end and make sure that that wire doesn't come off when the gum paste is already dry so I'll put it on top of my foam pad and I'm going to use my needle tool like a pen I'm holding in like a pant and I'm just basically outlining the edge of that petal and really the
  • 03:32: petals of of the moth orchid doesn't really have much movement to it so I'm just basically thinning it as you can see the difference between that side and this side so you want to make sure that all sides doesn't have that squarish edge and so I'm just going to run my bulb tool on it make sure that it's nice and thin
  • 04:01: I'll take my Dresden tool we'll just do one that shaped like a foot tuck it underneath and push it down and then I'll get my my big my large egg former and form it right there to let it dry so you're going to make two of these per flower and then the seat Bowl take the
  • 04:32: same gum paste what you and then you take the petal Vayner or
  • 05:02: deceitful thinner rain is gone then it so again press it down and then shake it so you get a clean cut I'll take one of my wire slip it in my glue wipe off the
  • 05:30: excess and insert the wire about about half an inch that's all the Cheney make sure that you pinch it get into a point that way it doesn't come off put it on my foam pad and then the edges as you
  • 06:00: can see I'm not thinning it from the inside of the petal because otherwise you will be erasing all that painting that you did and I'm not sure if you can really see it very well but like you see you Thursday ting in there so just make sure that you thin it from the outside like 80% of my vault was actually on the phone pad that way I don't erase any of that painting that I just made as you can see there's really no movement to my sequel I'll take that Dressman tool and
  • 06:37: pull it up that way there's a little bit of movement right there but not really very roughly and then I'll take again my other the other side of my egg former and dry my sepal there
  • 07:00: so per flower you're going to make three of the sepals so three of the sepals and two of the petals for a flower and just let it dry overnight okay so the first thing that we have to do is the throat of the flower and here I have some white gum paste and it's about the fourth to
  • 07:31: the biggest and my ruler and you can also make it bigger which is the third the third to the to the biggest I'm sure that it's nice and snug there so now show you the difference between this Isis
  • 08:00: so first I'm going to make a ball and then I'm going to make that ball into a teardrop by pressing on one side of that ball okay make sure that that that the point is really thin you Bend that point down so it looks like almost like a dove
  • 08:34: or let them burn or some sort and then you take the neck of that bird and rub it between your finger back and forth like this so it forms into like a neck and then the lighter side pinch it so it
  • 09:00: forms kind of like a tail almost you may want to rub a little bit of cornstarch on your hands to make sure that it doesn't stick to your hand and then after you're done with that take a number 26 floral wire and make an L hook
  • 09:31: so I did not bend that all the way it's just an L o so I'm going to brush a little bit of gum glue onto that wire take my bird and push it into the back so it hooks it in place he can take your
  • 10:00: your needle tool or not needle tool but your plier unlike a tweezer nagging tweezer to close that hole and push that tail up and pinch it into a point
  • 10:32: so here I have an ankle tweezer and I just want to make sure that that is put on security make sure that it's like nice and close it doesn't matter if it's not perfect because it's just going to be hidden the back anyways
  • 11:07: so that is how the middle looks like Bennett like okay
  • 11:31: so you take your needle tool and indent like two ice in both sides so it really does look like a bird so if you're making a larger one the one that I showed you earlier you're basically just going to do the same thing so again I'm
  • 12:06: just going to make it into a nice point bend it backwards or bend it forward so it looks like a like the head of the bird make the neck just by rubbing the gum paste back and forth between your forefinger and thumb take that body and press it down now I like to rub a little
  • 12:33: bit of cornstarch into my finger so that it doesn't stick to me so now take my wire minute into an L like so brush it with a little bit of gum
  • 13:01: glue and I'll get that the back of my board so I'm just hooking it at the very end of the of the neck there that's where you want the thing to be then again I'm going to take my needle tool and make
  • 13:32: that phrase for them or the eye so here is the throat with a bird on the on the center a smaller bird and this is how it looks like with a bigger one so it's it's up to you which one you prefer
  • 14:00: so after your birth here I have the two slices of the birds that I made so I have here some pink gum paste and I'm just going to roll it flat I don't need to have it where it's thicker on one side because I'm not going to put any wire on it
  • 14:45: okay so I'll take this rug cutter and Russ set make sure that it's evenly pressed there and make sure of it you shake it there we go
  • 15:02: I'll make another one so you can compare the sizes of the bird that you wanted to do
  • 15:30: so I'll take my phone pad and since this doesn't have any veining I'm just going to thin out all the edges all the edges and Cup as you can see I just take my ball tool and basically rock it back and forth to pop both of those flaps that looks almost like a wing and draw it all the way to the needle and I'm going to use the smaller tool to thin out those
  • 16:06: little whiskers almost that sticks out of the just throat of the flower then I'll take my needle tool and run those from the tip kind of like an a formation and pinch it
  • 16:35: so it's nice and pointy now take my gum glue and brush it from
  • 17:05: the middle scallop because that's what's going to stick onto the bird all the way to the middle part of this rope make sure that you wipe off all the excess because you just want it to be tacky but you don't want it to be too wet because otherwise it's just going to slip off the gum paste and I'm using the smaller bird I'm just going to insert it from
  • 17:30: the middle upper middle part of the throat drag it in and then stick that on the back of my bird and stick that on underneath kind of like the wing and then I'll take that those whiskers and push it up
  • 18:16: so that's how it's going to kind of like look kind of look like then you just let it dry a piece of foam at least
  • 18:31: overnight and then this one I'm going to do the same thing and the reason why I'm doing through it to us so that you have a comparison of the size of the birth so you can decide which one you want it to do a smaller bird or a bigger bird
  • 19:23: this one you have to spread the blue a
  • 19:30: little bit farther because the bird that you have is a little bit bigger than the other one so again I'm just putting it in the upper middle I'm putting the wire through up our middle part of the up this wrote and if you're doing this in white then you can have this road and the bird all in white
  • 20:06: know that Prewitt throw those whiskers in and through it so this is how we look like the bigger and the smaller bird
  • 20:34: I'm going to take a piece of paper buttercup yellow Merlot and lying are the petal dusts that I'm using of course if you're using if you're working on a white flower then you can just use the Buttercup so for each flower I made three sepals two petals and the throat which you can decide which size you wanted to use I think I'm going to
  • 21:00: use the smaller bird at this time so for the petals and the sepals I'm just going to use a little bit of the lime green you can use apple green as well and just brush and what I'm doing really is just making that green gumpaste brighter than what it is right now and I'm starting
  • 21:32: from the stem wire going all the way to the to the edge of the flower I'm going to do the same thing for here and I'm doing that because I wanted this part of the flower to be dark room to rest of the petal same for each seagull
  • 22:20: and I love I love to use a synthetic brush I'm using a nylon nylon flat flat brush it's just very easy to use to dust
  • 22:31: and kind of petals all right now for the throat which is the most dramatic part of the flower I'm going to use a small brush to brush the white part of the bird with buttercup yellow and if you're doing white or
  • 23:04: whatever color it is that you're doing this always is yellow this part of the of the flowers always yellow okay and then for the pink part I'm going to use my Merlot here I already have a paper here that I used the low one so I'm just
  • 23:31: going to take a little bit of that dust and as you can see I dip my brush onto the container where I have the petal dust on and then I just tap it on my paper that way I can control how much of the dust that I transfer to the gum paste because I don't really want it to be a whole whole whole lot darker so I'm just going to make all of that just
  • 24:03: everything and Merlot and I would even include the top part of my bird and just brush that a little bit just a tiny bit of that that color as well okay so after you you're done I'm
  • 24:30: dusting the goat this rope for the bird part I'm going to take a little bit of alcohol clear alcohol or you can use lemon extract and my same petal dust that I used to dust the rest of the this road and I'm going to take my 5-0 brush
  • 25:01: because I'm just going to do this part I'm not really going to do a whole lot to it I'm just going to take a little bit of my alcohol and a little bit of my dust and basically mix it into a paste on my paper and I just want you to see the detailing of that part of the of this road so I'm using a 5-0 brush and for the tail part I'm just going to draw
  • 25:32: like tiny little dots and the Dutch doesn't have to be like perfect some of them will be bigger than the others
  • 26:11: and then for the neck part of the burden I have to turn it around what's right - I'm just going to do like kind of like a tiger stripe almost
  • 26:53: if you're using a white if you're if you're doing this all in white you can even do the tiger stripes all the way to
  • 27:00: the through the ear part of the throat but for this I'm just going to contain the detail on the on the burden and the part of the bird okay so to assemble I have my throat and the pedals and the sepals that I already dusted earlier and the first thing that I'm going to attach to the throat is the petals and I'm just cutting my floral tape in half and I
  • 27:36: like to use half with a floral tape because it doesn't make my stem too thick and I stretch it you have to stretch your floral tape so it releases that adhesive and I'll take one of the petals and bend the wire and look at how I'm doing it I am bending the wire while holding the tip of my petal and not the other way around so I prevent that from breaking so I'm just going to take that
  • 28:02: and put it on a two o'clock position right underneath my the ear part of my throat so I'm going to take my floral tape and secure the tip with my my forefinger and wrap it all the way to the top to where the wires end and the gum paste starts that way I don't see any of the wires and as you can see I
  • 28:31: actually have my floral tape at a 45 degree angle so I have that first petal second petal right on the opposite side of the first one then I just put in so I got both of that almost like elephant ears almost I take this and
  • 29:05: bend it again and this one I'm going to put right on top so here we go
  • 29:36: and then the other two right on a seven a four o'clock and a seven o'clock position so I'm just wrapping the wire twice with my floral tape so I can let go of it and it doesn't will not go anywhere it will not
  • 30:01: move
  • 30:30: there you go so when I wrap my when I wrap my my stem I make sure that I have my floral tape at a 45 degree angle like this and not straight because if you go if you do it straight if you will just wrap that same exact position more than once and it will make your stem too thick and I
  • 31:01: don't like thick stems because it makes larger holes on my cake and I don't like larger holes on my cake so just take that those petals and just position them directly on the petal and here is your finished flower it looks very realistic here's one that I also made earlier this
  • 31:30: is the one with a larger bird so it's up to you which one you wanted to do a larger bird or a smaller bird