How to make poppy foamiran with your own hands?
Currently, new types of needlework are gaining special popularity, and products made of foamiran are an indispensable component of this list. Why is he so famous? And you can answer this question if you try to make poppy from foamiran - a wonderful piece for any interior! What a miracle? Do not close this article if you first hear the name of such material
Currently, new types of needlework are gaining special popularity, and products made of foamiran are an indispensable component of this list. Why is he so famous? And you can answer this question if you try to make poppy from foamiran - a wonderful piece for any interior!
What a miracle?
Do not close this article if you first hear the name of such material. Undoubtedly, he appeared in stores recently, so not all craftswomen managed to get to know him well.
What is foamiran like? This is a very plastic material that also resembles latex, rubber and even suede due to its texture. It was precisely because of the pliability and plasticity that they began to actively use it in the manufacture of artificial flowers, which are obtained simply unusual.
Foamiran accepts all bends, the smallest folds and the streamlined shape of flowers of any kind without much effort. Thanks to these properties, the foamiran poppies, whose photos you can now see, are so realistic that it is easy to confuse them with a real live original.
What are its advantages? As it became known, flowers and artificial bouquets quickly gather dust and begin to accumulate dirt on themselves, which is why the path of wet cleansing is the only solution for such cases. And at the moment, our material does not let us down at all: it is perfectly washed even under running water, it is easy to clean and dries quickly. Is not a miracle?
In order for poppies made of foamiran, created with their own hands, to look natural, you need to prepare in advance a kind of "pattern" that can be obtained in several ways.
First, it is to take a flower of a real living poppy, carefully take it apart and, alternately putting all the details of a flower to paper, circle it with a pen or pencil. Thus, your sketch will be very close to the original and is ready in a couple of minutes.
If you do not have the opportunity to find live poppies, then you can draw the outlines of the petals yourself. Patterns of poppies from foamiran are presented in our article, and you can safely use them if you imagine the shape of the petals is very difficult. In fact, this option is extremely unreliable, because until the very end it will be unclear how the finished result will look.
Well, the easiest way we can offer you is to simply print out the foamiran poppy pattern given by us and cut along the contour. Then you will succeed quickly, simply and reliably.
Prepare yourself please
It's time to prepare the necessary materials in order to create a poppy flower from foamiran. All this can be found in any shop for creativity or order in the online store, if in your city there are no large hypermarkets with products for needlework.
- Foamiran. In this case, this is the main material that we will use in two colors: white and green. With such a color palette, we can easily create believable flowers using the following materials.
- Corrugated paper. We need it for the stem, so the closer the shade of paper you pick up, the better.
- Thin wire.
- Polymer clay or mastic.
- Oil based paints.
- Ready stamens.
- Cutted patterns.
- PVA glue and hot glue.
- Cotton pads.
- Dry pastel.
- Hair spray.
Beginning of work
To begin with, we will create stems: they will become the main basis of our product. Therefore we take the wire prepared in advance and wrap it very tightly with corrugated paper.
The tighter you tighten the "wrapper" around the stem, the neater the whole thing will look. Prepare as much as you need, based on how many poppy flowers you want.
Now we take a lot of modeling, on which you chose, and thoroughly knead it. When the "clay" has become pliable, we create a kind of plate of the material and drip paint into the center. Do not impose too much dye, so as not to get a dark and dark color.
We carefully knead the "plasticine", and we observe a change in its color in front of our eyes: from a snow-white lump, the mastic collects shades of fresh greenery. We divide the finished ball into 5 parts: 3 large and 2 small, and prepare for the next stage.
Begins the formation of the center of the poppy. To do this, we make a small "eyelet" at the end of the wire tied in advance and put a large ball of mastic on it.
Now with the help of scissors or an ordinary stationery knife, we begin to form the middle. Divide the circle in half twice and get a base consisting of 4 equal parts. And along the edge, namely from one notch to another, we cut the clay with scissors, pinching off small tips.
After that, the “burrs” need to be pressed a little so that they do not stand out much from the common flower box. We also put small balls of plasticine on the eyelets of wire, in order to make them small poppy buds later.
Foamiran poppy: work with material
Now we take sheets of material for flowers, press the contour with toothpicks and cut out the elements of the future bouquet. When all the details are ready, you can begin to tint with pastels.
To do this, simply put the pastel bricks on the paper and use a knife to grind it to air powder so that it is not difficult to collect paint with a brush. In yellow we tint all petals of white foamiran on both sides, leaving no gaps.
Crumble green pastels and cover with it the lower bases of large petals, which will be located next to the stem. In pink we tint only half of the billet of the petal to create an ombre effect.
Here comes the turn of the iron, which must be pre-heated. When the desired temperature is reached, we apply alternately blanks, forming the necessary outlines of the parts of the flower:
- From the sepal (small round billet) form a kind of cup with a prominent up base.
- A large sheet is heated and twisted so that when looking at it we can see both the top and bottom parts.
- And at first we fold the petal of a poppy at the base into an accordion, which we then twist. Around the edge you can make a notch deep, and the base, on the contrary, lift up. After we unclamp the workpiece, it takes on a shape that is very difficult to distinguish from the original.
The final assembly of the flower
Now you can put all the details together to get the finished flowers. Let's start with the manufacture of poppy buds: for this we take the preparation of the stem of the poppy and glue two petals to it opposite each other. On top of the petals we place two details of the sepals also, opposite each other. At this stage, the buds are considered ready.
The main poppy from foamirana is created nothing more complicated than the buds. Just place the purchased stamens around the hardened box, creating a semblance of a halo. The main thing is to take into account that in real poppies these very stamens are very small, even almost imperceptible, so you should choose the most suitable of all.
On one poppy, we need only 4 petals, which we place step by step: first, the first two opposite each other, and then the others, just on the sides. As a result, it turns out something like a cross from petals. And now, the poppy flower itself is ready, it remains only to add greenery to the bouquet.
On the prepared in advance short wires, wrapped with corrugated paper, glue the large leaves. And already such a blank can be mounted on the "main" stem with the help of good old corrugated paper and glue or tape tapes. It is specifically used for making bouquets and sold in florist shops.
As a final touch to a practically finished bouquet, we lightly dust the greenish boxes so that they are not very noticeable.
Well, that's all, our lesson is over, and now you know how to make poppy from foamiran, which can be not only an excellent component of a homemade bouquet, but also a wonderful decoration in the form of a brooch, pendant or hand-made wreath.