Foamiran is a plastic sheet material used in different areas of needlework.If flowers do not need to be made with your own hands, then the creation of such a topiary will take a maximum of forty minutes. But if there are no ready-made flowers, you have to work hard. Why Foamiran? This material is more suitable for creating delicate details such as rose petals or peonies. It is flexible, plastic, it is easy to work with it. And the topiary with such flowers looks very gentle, beautiful, stylish.
How to make roses from foamiran: a master class
This master class is useful for those who decided to make flowers for topiary with their own hands..
First, let’s figure out what foamiran is. Otherwise, it is also called faux suede. It can also be said to look like foam rubber. Its main advantages are that it does not fade over time and is a waterproof material. Foamiran is soft and pleasant to the touch.
Foamiran flowers are very similar to natural flowers, so this material is actively used in decor
It is necessary to work with it, given the fact that under the influence of heat, the material is slightly deformed. An iron, a curling iron, or even just the warmth of your hands allows foamiran to give a natural shape – curved petals and leaves. After cooling, the shape does not change.
Each method of making a rose from foamiran involves its own method of assembling a flower. All the methods have in common only the need for the availability of materials
So, to make a rose from foamiran with your own hands, you need:
- Three rows of petals. They will create the effect of a half-open rose. Draw three circles on paper, the diameter of which will be 10 mm apart from each other. For example, 5.6, 7.
- From the outlined circles, you make petals wavy around the edges, not necessarily perfectly flat and symmetrical. Least of all petals should be in the smallest circle.
- Next, take a leaf of foamiran of the desired color, for example, light pistachio. You need to circle the paper blank not with a pencil or pen, but with a toothpick, so that only the outline remains on the faomiran. By tracing all three rows, you can cut out the petals..
- Each row of petals should have a concavity. To do it yourself, you can use a hairpin with a bead at the end. Place the petal row on a regular unused sponge.
- Apply the petal row very carefully to the sole of a barely heated iron (set the value to 1.5). As soon as you see that the material is heating up, rather remove it, lay it on a sponge and press the petals with a hairpin inward.
- If something went wrong, you need to heat the foamiran again and do it as it should. Work until the material has cooled down. Press the middle of the row well so that the rose bud looks more like a half-closed.
- To connect the petal rows, you need to string them on a wire with a bead of the desired color, which will be in the center of the petals. The bead is fixed with a glue gun.
- Shape the bud further with your own hands, as you like – if you want it to be more closed, you can press one petals to the other with glue.
Another way of assembling a rose from foamiran is to form not petal rows, but each petal directly and wind the elements onto the bud
It turns out that each petal row is strung on a wire, the petals are applied to each other with glue, and a very delicate, openwork rose is obtained. The master class also assumes that instead of an iron, you can use a hair curling iron or an iron to make your hair smooth.
Rose from foamiran (video master class)
Foamiran topiary: we do it in stages
Topiary from miniature flowers and topiary from large, well-blossomed roses look great. You can, of course, make a tree with a multi-colored crown, but still a topiary of the same flowers looks more collected, softer, more elegant.
Suppose that you have already made the flowers with your own hands..
In addition to roses, you will also need:
- A flower pot that matches the color of the future crown;
- A twig for a trunk or driftwood;
- Foam ball blank;
- Glue gun;
- Additional decor in the form of satin ribbons, lace ribbons, braids, etc .;
- Souvenir miniature bird;
- Bird nest (you can make it yourself, for example, from a nutshell).
You can determine the configurations, sizes and colors of flowers for the crown for yourself. The main factor is the presence of one or another type of material (the choice can be influenced by color and thickness)
Why is it easier to use a blank ball? Firstly, there are a lot of such balls in needlework stores now, they are quite inexpensive, and they save you time. But if there is no such ball, you can make a base using a good old master class – a lump of newspapers and threads.
Squeeze the newspapers into a tight ball of the size you want. Weight this blank with PVA glue, wrap it with threads to make a homogeneous ball.
Well, about the master class, which is based on the papier-mâché method, and there is no need to talk, everyone knows this method from childhood.
Decor pots for topiary (video ideas)
Do-it-yourself topiary from foamiran: forming a tree
In the finished ball, you need to make a hole where a suitable driftwood will be fixed with hot glue. And the other end of the driftwood must also be glued to the bottom of the pot. By the way, do not regret the glue on the bottom, and fix the snag longer so that it attaches securely.
Note that this workshop does not involve the use of plaster. Almost no topiary can do without it, but not in the case of this foamiran tree..
What to do with the pot decor? Take simple wide satin ribbons and glue them over the top of the flowerpot. The tape, which lies in the middle, can be made through for driftwood, but there are many ways to lay the tapes, do as you like.
Make sure before decorating with ribbons that the driftwood is well fixed in the pot. Take the glue for a secure hold.
A detailed photo master class will show and describe each of the stages of making a tree of happiness from foamiran.
Topiary from foamiran (photo master class poshaovo)
For a tree of happiness, we need an hour of time, as well as some materials and tools: a pots or flower pot, wire or driftwood, a ball of foam or other materials, roses from foamiran, hot glue and decorative elements We make a hole in the ball, fill it with glue and insert the future trunk. Glue the lower tip of the barrel to the bottom of the prepared pot. If the pot is heavy enough, you can do without alabaster. We glue the top of the pot with any tape for further decoration. If the driftwood does not hold tightly enough, fill the attachment point with plaster or a copious amount of glue We start decorating the crown with roses. To do this, grease each flower abundantly with glue, apply it to the right place and press it for 5-10 seconds until the glue seizes. A few final touches in the form of the decor of the leg, the pot and the crown itself – and the product is ready!
How to make a crown
And now the most interesting thing is the formation of a crown from foamiran.
Crohn’s is done like this:
- Glue is applied to the base of the bud and the rose gently sits on the ball;
- Hold the flower for half a minute, waiting for it to properly anchor;
- Thus, all roses are glued to the ball;
- Further, the master class assumes finishing decor – gluing beads, wrapping the tree trunk with small beads or lace ribbon;
- From lace and satin ribbons, you can form a bow with your own hands, which will be tied on the trunk of a tree;
- The upper part of the pot can also be lined with foamiran roses, covering the satin ribbons;
- You can also plant a bird there in flowers, providing it with a nest..
The composition can be supplemented with beautiful beads, sequins, artificial birds or insects.
A master class on making a nest is simple: you can make a nest for a bird with your own hands from an ordinary nutshell, sisal and ribbon.
To do this, take a larger shell, make it hollow, and fill it with sisal or other material that resembles the lining of a nest. You can put a couple of beads inside, and tie a ribbon around the shell..
Topiary from foamiran step by step (video master class)
Foamiran topiary can become a beautiful decor for a wedding, and literally decorate the wedding table, the zone of the young. A master class is being held on this decor, and the wedding topiary has actually become traditional.
Topiary from foamiran (photo)