Saturday, September 23, 2017

Foamiran Flower Making

Foamiran is a thinner version of the regular foam available in the market hence its easier to mold and shape. We can make beautiful soft, lifelike flowers with it provided we know the basics-
 Foamiran sheets are available in a few stores right now. Its best to buy a few in  floral shades and a green one to make leaves. That's what I did ,I bought red, yellow , two shades of pink and a dark green .
 My experience of making clay flowers helped me a lot but the technique is very different  and  hot :)

1 Foamiran sheets
2 Iron /press ( yes the very same we use to press/iron our clothes )
3 Scissors or one can use the die -cut machines and dies , but this is optional. One can
hand-cut petal shapes easily which also opens up limitless opportunities with regard to size and variety of flowers and leaves.
4 Oil pastels , alcohol inks for shading
5 Glue gun
6  Pollen, wires and other common flower making material
7 Molding tools

1  Cut petals according to the flower one is going to make , shade edges with oil pastels.
2 Plug in the press and heat to a low temperature like silk/ wool
3 Now carefully pick up one petal and press it against the heated press. Needs some practise but after a few trials one can do it without burning finger tips.
The foamiran petal will curl with heat and fall off. Pick it up and shape  /mold it , keep aside. Do similarly for all the cut petals and leave shapes.
4 Now heat the glue gun and start sticking petals according to the flower one is making. Be careful as hot glue can cause severe burns.
5 Brush off the strands of glue and admire your handiwork !
   It is best to join a foamiran flower making workshop to get a clear picture , learn and also see how to do it under guidance.
 Now I am eagerly waiting for my order of more foamiran  yummy shades to arrive !
 Orders open for foamiran flowers for decorative projects, please click on my FB page featured on the sidebar to connect with me .
  Keep creating and have a nice day !

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