Cymbidium Orchid & Filler Flower

First attempt at this gumpaste orchid and filler flower. I had difficulty wiring the sepals and petals to the throat. I would appreciate tips and constructive criticism from the CC community, especially regarding its realism, wiring ,and staging for the photo. Hoping the photo uploads clearly. Thanks for looking!

Comments

finally928 Says... 9 years ago

Wow!!! This is your first attempt??? I'm can't imagine my first attempt being 1/2 this good! Sorry I can't offer any tips, but I will say that I think this is gorgeous!!

lainee Says... 9 years ago

Your flowers look life-like to me, gorgeous! Did you take a class?

KayDay Says... 9 years ago

Thats truly gorgeous...I wish my flowers were near that level..well..it gives me something to shoot for! Lovely work!

subaru Says... 9 years ago

beautiful! I have never tried, but you make me want th give it a shot.

traci Says... 9 years ago

gorgeous!

Monica0271 Says... 9 years ago

Looks great!

NMyers01 Says... 9 years ago

As an Orchid Hobbyist, I appreciate the time and effort you put into making a very realistic orchid!

sweetsuccess Says... 9 years ago

Yes, I did. Like Godiva, I took a gumpaste orchid class with Scott Clark Woolley, NYC. He is an excellent teacher,and a fine person as well. I recommend him highly.

SEWSHERYL Says... 9 years ago

Your orchid is beautiful, as well as your stephanotis. If you took a class from Scott, then have your basic tools for sucess. I have to give it to him. With Scott, you are able to go home and recreate the flowers you made in school. Perhaps let your petals cup less so that they do not touch the other petals too much. This type of flower is super fragil due to the multiple of large petals. Continue to practice. Once you stop, it takes a while to get the hang of it . Good luck...can't wait to see more.

sweetsuccess Says... 9 years ago

Ok, thanks for the tip sewshery. I will try to remember the next time I make one. You're right, practice makes perfect!

I_Love_Cake_Decorating Says... 9 years ago

Breathtakingly beautiful!!!

NMyers01 Says... 9 years ago

As an Orchid Hobbyist, I appreciate the time and effort you put into making a very realistic orchid!

sweetsuccess Says... 9 years ago

Yes, I did. Like Godiva, I took a gumpaste orchid class with Scott Clark Woolley, NYC. He is an excellent teacher,and a fine person as well. I recommend him highly.

SEWSHERYL Says... 9 years ago

Your orchid is beautiful, as well as your stephanotis. If you took a class from Scott, then have your basic tools for sucess. I have to give it to him. With Scott, you are able to go home and recreate the flowers you made in school. Perhaps let your petals cup less so that they do not touch the other petals too much. This type of flower is super fragil due to the multiple of large petals. Continue to practice. Once you stop, it takes a while to get the hang of it . Good luck...can't wait to see more.

sweetsuccess Says... 9 years ago

Ok, thanks for the tip sewshery. I will try to remember the next time I make one. You're right, practice makes perfect!

KayDay Says... 9 years ago

Thats truly gorgeous...I wish my flowers were near that level..well..it gives me something to shoot for! Lovely work!

subaru Says... 9 years ago

beautiful! I have never tried, but you make me want th give it a shot.

traci Says... 9 years ago

gorgeous!

Monica0271 Says... 9 years ago

Looks great!

finally928 Says... 9 years ago

Wow!!! This is your first attempt??? I'm can't imagine my first attempt being 1/2 this good! Sorry I can't offer any tips, but I will say that I think this is gorgeous!!

lainee Says... 9 years ago

Your flowers look life-like to me, gorgeous! Did you take a class?

I_Love_Cake_Decorating Says... 9 years ago

Breathtakingly beautiful!!!


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