Hi again, thank you for joining me again today. It’s always great to have your company. Following on my floral embellishment series today, so I thought I would share some Foamiran Chrysanthemums. I will be sharing a tutorial on Foamiran Roses on April 8th, so I do hope you will make the date. The flowers can be used as flowers or to decorate any craft project where you would like to add them.
For these you will need:
- White Foamiran
- Green Foamiran
- Pale and Mid Orange Oil Pastel
- Red Oil Pastel
- Deep Green Oil Pastel
- Aluminum Foil
- Florist Wire
- Glue Gun
Step 1: (Shown on Paper) Cut circles in the sizes and amounts shown. I have also included a cutting guide for reference.
Step 2: Cut all the slices into your circles, leave at least 1 cm from the centre or it might tear (It’s happened to me). Top tip: I find the easiest way to cut it to start with 12,3,6 and 9pm, then half way between each and then half way between those. I am sure you will find what is best for you.
Step 3: Round the edges of each of the petals, I find it easiest to round all one side, then turn and round the other side. It takes no time at all and sitting in front of the TV it’s quite relaxing.
Step 4: Colour your petal pieces, for the largest just use the light orange. For the next size, use the pale orange and add the mid orange round the edges and tips. Use a mixture of the 2 oranges for the next and lightly tint around the edges with a little red. For the smallest you can really build up the colour using the oranges and be a little heavier around the tips and edges with the red.
Step 5: Shape your petals. The 2 smallest sizes are simply a case of holding them on your iron, they will form a cupped shape naturally without help (keep these to sizes apart as you may mix them up). For the largest, place each individual petal on the iron and gently pinch to shape. Again once you have done a couple, you will find it very easy.
Step 6: Roll a small amount of foil, make a hole and secure the florist wire with hot glue. Cover the foil with a scrap of Foamiran, coloured with mid orange, using the hot glue. Assembly for these is very easy. Take the smallest cup, thread onto the wire and secure at the base, add a little more hot glue and gently stretch to almost cover the base. Repeat with the other cupped petals, using less glue each time. The next layers are only lightly glued at the base.
Step 7: Cut small rounded edged leaf shapes from Green Foamiran.
Step 8: Colour the leaves with deep green oil pastels, twist back and forth to add shape. Secure them to the base of your blooms.
Step 9: Display your blooms in either a vase or use them in any of your crafting projects.