The first flower I did in the form of packets that I cut into the background but as I started the next one I realized it just wasn't going to be able to be done that way so the second and third flowers would have to be cut in as you go right into the background veneer. I thought it would save time making the packets and cutting them into the background later.The flowers were no problem doing in the packet form and setting into the background but what I should have realized was the trouble I was going to have with the tiny pieces in between the leaves that would need to be cut out and how they would crumble under the slightest of stress and of course be remade. This was a true test of my patience, trying to make tiny pieces without them crumbling wasn't easy and a couple of them took several times and were a bit time consuming. Now this is not the first time I've done this and you would think I would have learned by now but I didn't.
These tiger lilies have little stamen that protrude out of the middle of the flowers and I have yet to add them but from the pictures above you get a good idea of what they will look like placed in the eucalyptus background. I am by no means an expert at this but with every project I get a little better and for now I'm happy with the results I'm getting.