The art of modelling and making wax flowers

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J. Barnard, 1859 - 56 pagina's
 

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Pagina 10 - The calyx, or flower-cup, which is an extension of the peduncle in the form of leaves, and not differing much from common leaves in texture. 2nd. The corolla, which is formed within or above the calyx. It is of a finer texture, and often displays the most beautiful colours. In some flowers there is only one organ, which in those cases may be considered as the calyx and corolla united together, as it has the rough texture of the one on the outside, and the delicate texture of the other within. When...
Pagina 44 - THIS is a most graceful and elegant flower, the varieties of which are so great, that it is almost difficult to select one for imitation ; if, however, the construction of one is faithfully laid down in detail for the pupil, most varieties can be made, with the difference only of tinting the...
Pagina 11 - I certainly should recommend, as it saves an immense amount of time, which, devoted in making them, scarcely repays the pupil ; although simple in construction, they require a great deal of preparation. The leaves, though few are needed, must be perfect in...
Pagina 47 - ... fruit. In mounting the leaves and flowers on the stem, join two opposite each other, the small young leaves of a reddish hue on the end of the stem ; tie on the buds, commencing from the point, then the leaves over the joints, and cover that part of the stem with dark red or pale wax (as the...
Pagina 24 - ... or graduated with pale yellow, and tipped with carmine or purple. Take any of the tints named in powder on the saucer, and with one of the brushes dipped into the powder, brush over the edges of the petals, both sides, several times (first placing the petal on a board or table). If the tint is required to appear strong on the petal, then use a small quantity (about two or three drops) of liquid colourless gall, or a little ammonia, just sufficient to make the colour stain over the wax. After...
Pagina 25 - D, are placed round, they will make quite a natural finish close up to the stock, as there is no calyx shewn in this flower. Two or three of this class of flower, of different tints, placed with a group of flowers in a vase, adds much to the beauty and boldness of the group, as it is a very gracefully petaled flower, and if cultivated like the Dahlia, would become a flower of equal choice and admiration.
Pagina 10 - The stamens, which are thread-like substances,, generally bearing little knobs on their points. They are ranged within the corolla, and vary in number in different flowers.
Pagina 44 - The leaves are in pairs, of a darkish green, with veins of maroon or dark-red ; from the juncture of every leaf with the stem, there comes a flower or bud, which is attached directly to the stem ; the...
Pagina 44 - Then press the body of the calyx with the thick end of the bone-tool, until it is somewhat hollowed, and the neck part of it tubular, which must be done with the steel pin ; the corolla cannot be too thin at the edges. Tint them purple or pink, as is required, and the calyx fine scarlet of full colour...
Pagina 7 - In the first place, it is most important for the pupil to be careful in selecting the best wax, principally white, of the thicknesses Nos. 1, 2, and 3. Of colours...

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