DIY roses from foamiran: 6 beautiful ideas
Foamiran or plastic suede is a material loved by all needlewomen. It forms easily when heated and then retains this shape. And it is also easy to paint, and looks realistic due to the texture of a dense sponge. We have collected 6 step-by-step master classes on how to make roses from foamiran with your own hands. Just look at this beauty!
1. Rose from individual petals
You will need a sheet of red and green foamiran, green floristic ribbon, wire, glue gun, lighter and paints or pastel. Cut out from 15 to 25 small red rectangles of foamiran about 3x4 cm in size. Fold them in half, rounded the edges and form curved petals, warming them near the iron for 3-5 seconds at 100 degrees.
Knead and stretch each heated billet well so that it becomes thinner and more tender. Make concave boats, squeezing the edges, and at the base, clamp a small fold. Fix this fold with tweezers and warm up with a lighter - this will be the place of attachment to the stem.
Take a foam ball or an egg for the middle, or roll the same out of foil. Insert the wire inside and start wrapping the blank with petals until the rose is the right size. In the process, continue to shape the petals with your hands, depending on the degree of opening of your bud.
When you are done, wrap the stalk wire with a green ribbon or a narrow strip of foamiran. Cut green leaves and glue-flower garden, which can then be tinted with pastel. If you have a mold or stamp, give all the details an invoice, and knead the same way with the iron. It remains only to pick up the rose on the glue gun.
2. Lush textured rose
Transfer the templates to the cardboard, and then to the pastel foamiran: in total you will get 20 large petals (5x4), 7 small (4x4), 5 leaflets (5x6) and gluing (7x7). You can make a couple more spare parts in case something breaks in the process.
Circle all the workpieces with a toothpick and carefully cut with sharp scissors. Tint light petals with acrylics using a sponge or grated pastel. For the base, make a drop-egg from foil or polymer clay, and insert a wire-stalk into it.
Alternately attach each petal to the iron for a couple of seconds and then fold them into an accordion, and then twist them into a spiral until the middle. Due to this, the outer edges of the petals will turn out to be openwork and realistic. Expand the petal, form a boat and straighten and stretch the outer edge with your fingers a little more.
In the same way, heat the leaves and sepals, give them shape and, if any, interrupt the texture from the molding. Start wrapping a plastic drop with small to large petals. Fix them with a glue gun and immediately trim the protruding edges from the bottom.
The first layer must be dense - this is the bud. But put the next ones more freely, but so that each next petal covers the previous one until the middle. Cut the last rows immediately and glue at two points directly at the base - so they will turn out to be the most open.
Fix the base with a large drop of glue, wait until it dries, and wrap it with sepal. Glue the leaves to the wire wrapped in the same green foamiran, and collect them on the stem of the rose.
3. The rose bud of foamiran
If you are making a whole bouquet or wreath, add a few unopened buds to it. It is easiest to do - you only need 5 petals and 5 droplets for sepals. Put each petal on the iron and immediately form a boat out of it. Formulate sepals first by making cuts along the entire length, and then make them concave as well.
Make a drop of foil or polymer clay and put it on a wire with a loop. Tightly wrap the droplet with petals, forming a cone - as in the photo. The next circle of petals does not fit so tightly - and it remains only to glue the sepals on top.
4. A rose from whole inflorescences
This method is slightly faster than if you form a rose from individual petals. Here you immediately use the whole inflorescences, so fewer details are needed. For work, take white and green foamiran, pastel acrylic paints, wire, glue, foil or a foam ball for the middle.
Transfer all three patterns of corollas to a white sheet (2-3 parts each), and pasting (1 part) to the green one. Templates are most convenient to circle with a toothpick - a neat and noticeable trace remains from it. At the end of a piece of wire, loop and attach a foam ball with a diameter of about 1.5 cm.
Petals are tinted with acrylic paint using a sponge or sponge. Although you can use ordinary pastel, if there is a suitable shade. Cut all the corolla-inflorescences into petals, not reaching the middle a little - you will wrap them around the ball.
Form the petals gradually, bringing them one by one to the iron and quickly pressing the middle with your fingers. At the same time, stretch the medium-sized parts a little to get a voluminous “boat”. Form the glue, wrapping all the ends, and take care of the leaves. To interrupt the texture of real leaves on them, there are ready-made molds (stamps) in needlework stores.
Put the first small whisk on the wire and wrap the ball around the petals. Lay the petals one by one from the opposite and fix each with a glue gun. Using the same principle, put on all of the following corollas, bending and forming petals around the bud in the process. Cut the wire, glue the glue and leaflets - a beautiful rose from foamiran is ready!
5. Lush peony rose
To make the flower even more expressive, take foamiran 2-3 different close shades for the petals. Cut out all the blanks from the diagram - in the same quantity and proportions. The form does not have to be perfect - it will only add realism.
It is convenient to warm small petals and form them with a regular loop or any other similar tool. For larger ones, a ball of a suitable diameter or a larger loop is suitable. But sepals and large petals are better to form manually, carefully twisting and stretching.
Take 4 pieces of wire and on each make a loop for the middle. For each glue, 3 small petals, then 4 more more petals. Slowly move the next 3 petals down to get the blanks, as in the photo.
Twist the parts in pairs and connect them together into one large volumetric middle. Start gluing all the large petals from below, so that each next overlaps the previous minimum by a third, and at the very end add a sepal. Trim the shape of the middle with a toothpick or any other fine tool.
6. Tea roses for decor
Small foamiran roses are ideal for decorating wreaths, hoops and hairpins. Choose a foamiran of one or several adjacent shades and cut many small rounded petals of about 1.5 cm in size. You will need from 6 to 10 pieces for one flower - so calculate the amount in advance.
Apply each petal to the sole of the iron for a couple of seconds and immediately twist it. Then you need to straighten them and give your fingers a shape: slightly bend in the middle and stretch the edges. For the frame, you need a thin wire with a loop at the end - according to the number of flowers.
Start tightly wrapping each wire in petals in a spiral and form buds. Glue not every other circle so tightly and bend the edges manually, with a toothpick or tweezers. If necessary, then you can add small leaves and sepals.