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Foamiran Hydrangea

This project was not my own idea. I saw this at a Japanese site/webstore called creema.
It was a lot of work. I did not count all the flowers but I guess more than 60 and it took me more than 10 hours work. I did not use a die and cut all the flowers by hand, but if you have one that would be alot easier.

I made a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this foamiran hydrangea. I made about 18 flowers at a time. This took me about an hour each time. Then I had 6 bunches with 3 flowers.

Step 1:

I used white foamiran for this project. I cut pieces of 3 cm by 3 cm (1,1 inch x 1,1 inch).

Step 2:

You cut 4 times in the middle of each side.

Step 3:

You cut the petal shapes. First on one side, then you flip it over and cut the other side.
At the bottom of this blogpost is a link to a video tutorial (in russian) where this technique is demonstrated.

The petals don't have to be perfect. In nature the petals aren't perfect either and when the foam is heated you won't see it.

If you have a four petal die than I advice you to use that one. It's much faster.

Step 4: 

You color all the flowers. This can be done with oil pastels, inks or even chalks. I used oil pastels in yellow, pink and green. Some leaves have more than one color.
You color both sides.

Step 5:

Pre heat your iron (mine is between 2 to 3 dots heat) and hold the flowers a few second agains the heated iron. The flower will curl and shape.

Step 6:

You prick a hole in the middle of the flowers and put a flower stamen through it. I used pink and white stamens. I cut off one of the ends.

Step 7:

The gluing. With my hot glue gun I put a little bit of glue on the stamen, pull it down and press between my fingers at the bottom of the flowers.  This technique is also shown in the video.

Step 8:

I cut a little piece of floral wire and taped 3 flowers together with the wire. I used a piece of wire otherwise I couldn't prick it in the styrofoam, but you can skip this part and glue the flowers directly on the styrofoam ball.

Step 9:

I used a styrofoam ball from about 6 cm (2,3 inch).

I prick a hole in it and pushed the flowers in. Different colors next to each other. Tightly together so you can see the styrofoam. You work your way around untill the whole ball is filled.

The stem is a pencil wrapped with flowertape.

I put my hydrangea in a bowl filled with flower oasis and covered it with reindeer moss.
The little butterfly is a paper punch out and I've added a green organza ribbon.

Here is a link to a video tutorial in Russian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzAyGuDd2E8.
On this video you can watch how the flowers are cut and shaped. I did some steps different than she does it.

I hope my step by step instruction is clear enough. If you have any questions just ask in a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

Little bouquets of foamiran flowers

Happy Mother's Day.
I've  been making some cute little foamiran flowers and made them into little bouquets. I'm just showing you some pictures. I hope you like them.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette

Foamiran Freesias

I've been playing some more with my foamiran and this time I made a freesias branche.

It took me about 5 hours to make this branche. I did cut all leaves by hand.
I watched this tutorial. It's in Russia so I did not understand a word, but just by watching and following the steps I think I did okay.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

So Suzy Stamps April Release Card

Today the So Suzy Stamps DT is showing more cards with the stamps from the  April Release.

I've created a window card with the cute button flowers and open leaves from the release designed by our very own team member Olesya.

First I stamped the flowers and leaves a few times with memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with my spectrum noir markers in different colors.

Then I created the window card by using two nesti dies and the old cuttlebug.

I placed the flowers and leaves random between the first and second layer and on the top layer to create depth.

Using my misti I stamped the happy birthday sentiment, which is also a So Suzy Stamps stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Henriette.

Foamiran chrysanthemum

I've made another foamiran flower and this time it's a chrysanthemum or dahlia kind of flower.

I watched a (Russian) video tutorial on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkoBGDAZe1I to learn how to make this kind of flower and there are also some templates links.

First I cut out all the leaves and colored them with pink oil pastels.
For a full flower you do have to cut out about 9 to 12 pieces per leave. I cut a few less and the flower in the video is more full then mine is.

First leaves are on

Next leaves

Finished flower

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.