Magnolia Sprig

Spring! How much of this word. Everyone is waiting for dry asphalt, warm and fragrant breeze, evening walks in the park under the singing of birds and bright colors on flowerbeds. Indeed, many like this time of year for flowers. Tender snowdrops, sophisticated tulips and majestic daffodils. But after all flowers can be not only on the earth. Trees also begin to transform and bloom. Unusually beautiful tree - magnolia. Her flowers are large and attract the views of the structure of the bud. Today you will learn how to make a magnolia sprig from a molding test. You need the following materials for work: - a twig from a tree (better than a pear, it is more textured and with large buds), - dough for modeling white, pink and green colors.  Magnolia sprig
The work will be done from the test for modeling. This material is very high quality and it is a pleasure to work with it. And when it hardens, it keeps its shape perfectly. So get started! Take the dough of white color and divide it into three parts.Do the same with a pink piece.
 Magnolia twig
Next, each piece of dough should be divided into 9 equal parts. Make balls from them.
 Sprig of Magnolia
For one flower of magnolia, take 9 pink-colored balls and the same amount of white.
 Sprig of Magnolia
One petal is made like this: put the pink and white blanks together so that one oval is two-color. The diameter of the workpiece 2 cm.
 Sprig of Magnolia
There are 9 petals in total.
Sprig of Magnolia
Proceed to flower formation. Take one blank and twist it into a tube - this is the middle.
 Sprig of Magnolia
Attach two petals around this blank. They should be parallel to each other.
 Magnolia twig
Attach two more blanks to the bud in those placeswhere there are gaps.
Sprig of Magnolia
And the remaining four petals should be fixed at the bottom of the flower. It turns out that the bud has opened.
Sprig magnolias
When working, you need to remember that the outer side of the petal is pink and the inner part is white. These are the three magnolia buds that should come out.
Sprig of Magnolia
Leave the flowers for the night near a heat source (battery) so that they dry up and become stronger. If you attach the buds to the branch at this stage, the petals are deformed. When the buds become dry, you can glue them to the branch from the tree.
 Magnolia twig
It remains only to form unopened buds from the green dough. To do this, sculpt small ovals and secure them on loose buds. This is what a finished sprig of magnolia looks like.
 Magnolia twig
The leaves do not need to, because they grow on the tree after the flowering period. Instead of dough, you can use clay, cold china or any other material.