Foamiran Roses: A Floral Embellishment Series by Nick Roberts

Hi everyone, great to have you join me today. You will be pleased to hear that Anna Hersom is back at Hochanda tomorrow with more of her Foamiran. So there will be lot’s of demos and she will be sharing her inspiration with us all. I know I am looking forward to see what she has in store for us. Today, I am sharing the Roses I made with the Foamiran along with a tutorial on how to make just one of the types In the main picture. I am also going to do a video showing them, if you would like to see how to make them in more detail. Do let me know in the comments below and if there are any in particular you would like to see.
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For the Pink Rose, you will need:
  • Light Pink Foamiran
  • White or Ivory Foamiran
  • Florists Wire
  • Oil Pastels Light, Medium and a Deeper Pink Shade
  • Iron
  • Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Cut yourself the following sized squares.
a) 6 Pink 3 x 3 cm
b) 7 Pink 3.5 x 3.5 cm
c) 10 White 4 x 4 cm
d) 8 White 4.5 x 4.5 cm
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Step 2: Here is a cutting guide, You don’t need to draw the shape onto the foamiran. It’s simply a case of rounding three of the corners to form a rough petal shape. These don’t need to be identical, it’s just a guide, cut as little off as possible.

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Step 3: Shade the petals using the oil pastels around the top half and a little at the base. For the smallest pink petal use the deepest shade of pink, use the same for the next size up but add less. For the smaller white petals, use the mid tone. For the largest petals use the lightest shade.

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Step 4: Colour the edges of the small white petals using the deepest pink. Use the same for the edges on the larger pink petals but ease of a little. Use the Mid shade for the white petals, but go very lightly on the largest white petals.
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Step 5: Heat each petal on a low iron, pinch together the edges and twist. Carry on twisting back and forth a few times. Unravel and gently stretch the upper part, curl some of the petals outwards.
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Step 6: Take one of the smallest petals and wrap tightly around the florist wire, secure with the glue gun. Add your next petal directly opposite the first, try to limit the amount of glue you use and don’t go above 3/4 of the way up. Continue this with each petal, now overlapping the last one by a quarter.
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Step 7: Continue with your next size in the same way. Once you get to the small white petals, try to use even less glue and keep way below the half way mark.
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Step 8: Continue onto the largest petal in exactly the same way as before, overlapping the last petal by a quarter. Limit the glue to the base 1/4, this will give your rose a much fuller look.

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Thank you for joining me again today. I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Join me tomorrow as I’ll be showing you how to create the accent flowers/leaves. Until next time, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

9 thoughts on “Foamiran Roses: A Floral Embellishment Series by Nick Roberts

  1. This rose is just amazing Nick and it looks so realistic,as do the others that you have made. (I’m presuming that all the flowers have been made by you)Thank you for the tutorial so detailed as always.

  2. Wow! When I first looked I thought they real flowers! Absolutely amazing Nick! Love them! X

  3. Wow Nick these are simply stunning, so life like, I love them, I love roses in real life but they die so quickly, mmm maybe I have to make some Foamiran ones to keep forever, or better still I could get my hubby to make them or not as they would probably be awful lol, thank you for another amazingly inspirational post Helen x

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