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Foamiran Flowers - Everything you need to know

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Hi everyone :)
In this post I'd love to share with you, my latest love
Foamiran ( Foam ) Flowers, give you some tips and answer the most common questions.
What is foamiran?
Foamiran is stretchy material (foam) 0,8mm or 0.6mm thick which look a bit like paper, easy to shape when warm. I mention the thickness as this is very important. This is special kind of foam dedicated to flower making.
It's not ordinary craft foam 2mm thick! Which you can buy in crafts stores with products for kids.
Foamiran flowers are handmade flowers made out of foamiran :)
You can buy foam in many colors (at the moment 22 colors available) :
 What kind of flowers you can make with it?
- You can make any color, any kind you wish as it's very easy to dye it,
and shape when the foam is warm.
What do you need to make a foamiran flower:
To make these flowers you will need a foam, iron( not always), flower centre - gem, pearl, button, anything you wish to stick in the middle, scissors and hot glue.  These are the basic.
I use a lot of white foam as it's very easy to color it :)
Dye your foam with ink, pastels, sprays, chalk.
You can also use ball tools to help with shaping your flowers and a sponge or foam mat.

I also use dies as I make a lot of foam flowers and it's much quicker with dies.
If you do not have die cutting machine you can cut petals with scissors.

Where to buy foamiran and all other supplies needed?
Foamiran, stamens, tools, flower cutting dies, inks, flower centres available
in Foamiran Ireland they ship worldwide.

Dies for flower making: 
You can use most of dies and punches to make flowers.
It's good to use dies and cut 4 layers of foam at once as it makes the foam thinner
and easier to shape.
Almost all my flowers are made with Rosy Owl dies and these dies are designed
especially for foamiran flowers.

How many flowers can I make from 1 sheet of foamiran?
I make flowers for cardmaking. I usually make a flower which is about 5cm big.
From 1 sheet of foamiran I can make 4 big flowers and few small :)

How to make the flowers:
1. Cut out or die cut the flowers
2. Put on the medium hot iron, turn the steam off.
3. After few seconds release from the iron fold and roll in your fingers until you feel that
the foam is really thin like a paper.
4. Unfold the flower and shape each petal.
5. For one flower you may use 2-3 layers of petals, stick them together with hot glue
6. Make a hole in the middle, put stamens through and secure on the bottom.

There are few techniques how to make flowers and few video tutorials on youtube, here are mine:





Add silver finish to your flowers:


I love foamiran flowers and I make them very often,
I have designedthis set of dies to create those beautiful flowers below:








and more flowers from other dies:

What to do with foamiran flowers?
You can use foamiran flowers for any craft projects, as a wedding decorations, on hair bands, jewelry,
and many more
 I use them on my cards mostly:




 So I hope I have inspired you with this post and maybe
foamiran flowers are something you would like to try?
I offer an online workshop - step by step videos, more info about it HERE

I have created Foamiran Flowers FB group and would like to invite you to join us,
where we share our handmade foam flowers and projects with them :

Have a creative day!!!
HUGS XX



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14 komentarze

  1. How lovely! I wish we could get this product here

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  2. Przepiękne kwiatuchy i karteczki :)

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  3. Buzia się sama uśmiecha :) Dziękuję za kursik :) Masz talent :)

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  4. Dziękuje za kursik, wieczorkiem będę szaleć wg kursu :), kwiatki są przecudne :)

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  5. Prześliczne są te wszystkie kwiatki, takie delikatne i wprost eteryczne. Kartki i tag z ich dodatkiem są przeurocze:). Piękne pastelowe kolory. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  6. thank you for the video It's very clear and your flowers are stunning!

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  7. Fabulous, I have ordered some and it is already shipped to Australia...xx

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful tips. Your flowers are so pretty!

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