Friday, 23 February 2018

Lily Flower Tutorial

Hi everyone!

I've been thinking over the last few days what I can show you for a foamiran flower tutorial that would be both easy an attractive and here it is... I've created a beautiful lily foamiran flower tutorial for you!

Unlike most other flowers, the perennial Lily never truly dormant!  The strength and beauty of  this international flower has cemented its place in the culture of the world. With such an elegant look no wonder the flower means royalty, rebirth and purity!







You will need:
✔ a piece of white Silk Suite foam
✔ a  square (5 cm x 5 cm) of olive green foamiran
✔ a strip (1.5 cm x 8 cm) of yellow foamiran
✔ two templates of petals with dimensions approx: 6 cm x 3 cm; 5 cm x 2.5 cm 
✔ two oil pastels in desired colours  ( I chose mauve and orange)
✔ scissors
✔ a ruler
✔ a hot glue gun
✔ a piece of kitchen sponge and 
✔ a toothpick

 All the items you can buy from https://www.crafteezee.co.uk/






From a piece of heavy card stock cut out 2 petals with dimensions: 6 cm x 3 cm (big); 5 cm x 2.5 cm (small).






Using the toothpick, trace the templates and cut  5 big and 5 small petals out of Silk Suite foam.







The next few steps show you how to colour the petals:
Rub the pastel on the piece of sponge. 
Fold the petal in half lengthwise, then colour  the folded line with the sponge (pic.1).
Paint all the petals unilaterally (pic 2).
Apply a shade of the same colour across the all petal both sides (Pic. 3,4)




 As I mentioned  previously, Silk Suite foam is a very flexible, soft and easy manipulative material so you don't need any iron!
Gently stretch the edge of the petal opposite direction as shown in the picture below. When you finish they'll have a curly shape.





Next step is to prepare the stamen. You can make it from a strip of yellow foamiran ( (1.5 cm x 8 cm, approx).
Cut the strip at about 1 cm in a short slits (pic. 1) and colour it along the cut edge on both sides (pic.2). Roll the cut strip and glue it with a hot glue gun (pic.3). Carefully approach the bundle of foamiran to the heated surface of the iron for a few seconds. Pull the stamen off and dishevel it.  Repeat everything again until achieving the desire shape (pic 5).




Now is time to assemble  the petals to the centrepiece. There are two layers of petals and we'll start with the smallest ones.  The pictured below shows how to do it. Put little drops of glue and stick all the petals successively.   




Once you've stuck the first layer, you have to stick the second one with the big petals. Glue every big petal above the already glued small one as it's sown on the picture.






 The last step of our lily creation is to cover the back side of the flower with a green sepal made out of olive green foamiran square (5 cm x 5 cm) . Heat and twist it in the way shown below and stuck the calyx to the back side of the flower. 




Now its completely finished! You can use it to decorate a scrapbook project or to make a stunning hair clip, headband or some other accessory. 












 I hope you like my new tutorial!
Wishing you an amazing weekend fill with lots of new inspirations!

Hugs!
Elena xxx



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Monday, 19 February 2018

Mint Flower Spray

Hello my lovely people!

It's me again with a new foamiran inspiration for you!
Definitely I'm on wedding wave :-) and today I'm going to show you my last creation, Wedding Favor Bag decorated with Foamiran Mint Spray.
Those foamiran flowers are suitable both for card decorations and for hair clips, hair combs headband etc.
This colour was implied from a friend of mine when asked what colour she would like to see as a wedding theme.




For the background I used the beautiful lace Shani all covers with pearls. It's adorable, isn't it?




To make those flowers I chose mint and white foamiran. 
I suppose you'd like to know if I used a cutting die or not :-) ! Yes! The  Fantasy Openwork Roses Die set was essential for this project! Many of you know how tough is to cut and shape tiny flowers so the Fantasy Openwork Roses set was my unaltered assistant this time.




Here you can see another way of Meadow Spray use as stamens. For the tiniest flowers I picked pearl and matt stamens. 
Hope you like my new flower spread and I would love to see similar on your projects.




I hope you're having a wonderful week!
Hugs!
Elena! xxx

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

My First Real Looking Roses

Hello my friends!

February is a special month with respect to the romantic realm. The common expression of love are candy, roses and cards. Unfortunately I can't make candy, so after short hesitation how to impress you, I've decided to make something absolutely new for me - real looking roses. I know, they are not red but, in my mind, they are worthy of a Valentines gift! 

No doubt it was hard work. I'll leave the result of your judgement!




I had a go with five different colours of genuine foamiran, baby pink, white, forest green, olive green and dark green.




One of the most difficult part of the process was to make the stems. I spent hours and hours watching videos and experimenting with different materials. 




The rose leaves are another important segment of a roses creation. You can use a mould to shape them or to draw a lines by hand to gain that natural looking greenery. 



  I hope I achieved a good outcome :-)! 







Thank you for coming around again! 

Wishing you wonderful week! 

See you soon!

Hugs!

Elena xxx



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Monday, 5 February 2018

Wedding Head Crowns

Hello my dear friends!

I hope that you still remember mu wedding foamiran flowers which were exposed by me in the blog one week ago. It's high time I showed you what I've created with them!
I can say that I'm really pleased with the result and also very proud of myself personally :-)!
There you go! Three dazzling wedding head crowns! Every single piece of them was handmade with lots of love and passion!



It was a long process of cutting, heating twisting and rolling hundreds of mini petals and leaves. I've used several techniques to create these beauties! There is a picture of a
'' how to do'' moment :-)




Every single crown contains six pale pink roses, three rose buds in the same shades, five gypsophila stalks, several mini flowers in white and pale peach and some mini rose and cineraria leaves ... oh, and antique white berries well :-)!




Thanks to the vast amount of flower making accessories and the huge variety of  foamiran in www.crafteezee.co.uk, the process of making them was much shorter! 







I can't exactly say how many hours took me making those stunning crowns but, believe me, every single spent minute was a big pleasure for me!






The most exiting part of the story was when I showed the crowns to the beautiful bride. She was over the moon!!! It's such a satisfaction to see the pure happiness in the girl's eyes!


I hope you like them too!




Thank you for your visit!
See you next week!

Hugs!
Elena xxx






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