I had made this tutorial a while back and just forgot to post it.
It's another of my Fearsome Foliage.
Yes I know.... another plant!
But you know witches have a lot of weird stuff in their garden.
There is a real flower called the Scorpion Orchid but what I had in mind was a bit more literal.
I again used "Creative Paper Clay" because this needs to be extremely light as not to weigh down the delicate silk plant. Paper clay is the perfect choice here.
So I am making a super light weight yet long scorpion tail.
I rolled little cylinders of the clay and pushed them on just regular floral wire approximately 3 to 4 inch length.
When I had the amount I wanted I smoothed and evened it all out. Then I curved the wire like a scorpions tail and defined or added more joints as needed.
For the stinger tip just a little ball of clay.....
...gently rolled one end.....
...to a point......
..and stuck it on the end of the tail.
Let it dry completely.
For the claw like stamens, you could just curl some extra stem pieces from a silk flower.
Or I found these claw like pieces inside a plant I had, and just bent them into curves.
The flower was just a simple dollar store orchid. I manipulated it slightly.
Since this was only an experiment I went cheap, but I will likely try this with a nicer silk orchid next time.
With Hot glue I attached the tail to the back of the flower. I also glued between the joints of the tail that didn't stick to each other, and hot glued the stamens in the front center of the flower.
I painted the tail black and added some brown highlights. I also painted the stamens and flower center and used water down black paint to stain the petals and leaves.
And there you have it .