My 1St Orchid.....

Decorating By Naturepixie Updated 22 Jan 2009 , 6:59am by LadyMike

Naturepixie Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:58pm
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I'm so excited, I just made my first orchid. I'm very pleased with how it came out. At first I was having a hard time with it, but it all came together. icon_smile.gif However, I do see room for improvement. Any suggestions or comments welcome.

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uabcjgrad2006 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:09pm
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That is very lovely!!!

justsweet Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:12pm
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You did an awesome job

dream Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:16pm
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How awesome! Congratulations. I am interested in making flowers. Did you teach yourself by using a book or did you go to a class?

butterfly831915 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:19pm
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i think it looks great.

jammjenks Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:22pm
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Beautiful should be very proud.

Eisskween Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:23pm
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My teachers always said you are your own worst critic. What looks like it could use improvement looks absolutely stunning to others. In this case, I know she was right. It is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

gerripje Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:30pm
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Looks good! How did you do it? Did you wire each petal separately? Did you use specific kind of cutters? What kind of gum paste did you use? Sorry.......I just love gum paste and if that is your first, you sure know what you're doing!

Naturepixie Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by dream

How awesome! Congratulations. I am interested in making flowers. Did you teach yourself by using a book or did you go to a class?

I ordered a video... and I'm glad I did. I have a book and I couldn't totally figure out what the book was

gerripje- Yes, each petal is wired seperately. I just got some cutters for Christmas and the orchid cutters were with them. icon_smile.gif I'm using Wilton gumpste right now. I know a lot of people don't like it. But since I'm just learning and practicing it works for me right now. icon_smile.gif

Thanks Everyone for the nice words and compliments... icon_smile.gif

kjgjam22 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:21am
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its fine. no problem at all. my only thing would be that in real life the leaves are bigger. but the flower is pretty. painting and dusting is good too.

carmenid Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:29am
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love it!

newmansmom2004 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 2:36am
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Beautiful job! Your subtle color variation on the petals is wonderful... A+! thumbs_up.gif

Frankyola Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:21am
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Loooove it, Amazing job

panchanewjersey Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:45am
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So pretty, looks real. What video did you buy? I have a Wilton book but I don't think I really want to try that I like to see people, I guess I should say I'm a visual learner.

LadyMike Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:59am
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Originally Posted by Naturepixie

I ordered a video...

Your orchid is absolutely gorgeous! Will you please share which video you ordered? Thanks in advance!

By the way, Welcome Naturepixie! You will find some really great people here who are willing to help you with just about anything cake, cookie, candy, and the list goes on and on.....

This website really is addictive. icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

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