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Foamiran Flowers Tutorial : Roses

Foamiran Flowers Tutorial
Hi friends, foam or rather the newly christened version paper thin " foamiran" seems to be quite the rage in the paper-crafting world right now especially with crafters who like to make flowers.
I have always loved crafting with foam but this is my first project using foamiran.
Foamiran Flowers Tutorial
       My foam roses are  the cutesy type and sparkle beautifully as they have been given a liberal dusting with distress glitter! Since they are my first attempt and I am still polishing my technique ,no two flowers turned out the same...hehe!!
Foamiran Flowers Tutorial
Here are a few Crafty Tips :

  • The rose is not the easiest flower to make and if you are working with foamiran for the first time ,make some simple flowers before trying a rose.
  • Regular foam of the thin variety is much easier to work with compared to foamiran but yes foamiran is so much more delicate and can give beautiful results after a bit of practice! 
  • Foamiran tears easily so  handle it gently!

Do first checkout these links to Foam Rose Tutorials using regular foam:


And here are Paper Rose Tutorials you may find useful to help make roses:


Foamiran Rose Tutorial 
Foamiran Flower Tutorial 

Materials
  1. Foamiran Sheets- these are paper thin  and very delicate . The sheets come in various colors but I would suggest investing in cream/ white rather than buying a lot of colors as you can easily color the cream/ white sheets 
  2. Flower Shapes - handcut/ punch/ die cut. Because they are very thin you can die cut several flowers in one go and even handcut petal shapes quickly .
  3. Coloring Media-  Distress Ink Pads  , Archival ink Pads, Oil Pastels. I personally loved the color fastedness and ease of using oil pastels
  4. Iron Box - it is optional but so easy to use to quickly cup and shape your petals...extremely useful if you dont want to take the trouble to use embossing tools to shape petals.
  5. Adhesive- Glue Gun
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial 
As you can see from the picture above no two roses look the same...well that was because I was experimenting which was the easiest and quickest way to make a decent looking rose! So in any step do add or subtract a petal to get the flower shape you are happy with!!
Flower Petals - I used a Sizzix die [ pictured above] to cut 5 petal flowers and hand tore the flowers to give individual petals. You can keep the flowers intact while attempting to make the rose but after much trial and error I found using individual tear drop shapes was the best way for me!
For starters try 1 + 2 + 3 + 5 petal layers from inside to outside to make your first rose.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Coloring the petals is optional but fun! It's pretty easy if you have oil pastels and a sponge. For this technique coloring one side is good enough.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Switch on your ironbox to it's maximum and press a petal onto it..in seconds the petal will cup and you can then let it fall onto your table.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
When you work with foamiran for the first time you will be amazed at how magical this step is!! The ironbox does the embossing and petal shaping for you quickly and effortlessly!!
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
An even quicker way is to press whole flower shapes onto the ironbox before you tear them into petal shapes. Just remember to color the flowers/petals before using the iron as it is quicker to color a flat shape than a cupped one.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
For the following steps a video would have been ideal but it was too tricky So hope you bear with me and follow the pictorial !
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Twirl a single petal as shown above and glue it applying just a tiny bit of hot glue on the inner side.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Glue two petals to encircle the central bud.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Depending on how big your central bud is add 2 or 3 encircling petals.

Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Dont add a lot of hot glue...just a tiny painting with your glue gun should be enough and add glue towards the middle part of the petals only.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Arrange your outer 5 petals and glue in place adjusting the position as you go along!
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
Again be sparing with the hot glue and adjust with a bit of pulling and squeezing to get the rose shape you are happy with.
Foamiran Rose Flowers Tutorial
And here is my tiny bouquet in a mini flower vase! 
Foamiran Flowers Tutorial
I hope you liked my foamiran roses and the Tutorial !
Foamiran Flowers Tutorial
Supplies : Dies :  Sizzix Bigz Floressa,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Cheery Lynn  Large Rose,Cheery Lynn  Mini butterflies ,X cut 3 D Butterfly,Winnie and Walter Cheers Cutaway , Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Spellbinders Big Scalloped Squares, Dee's Distinctively Small Winter Cottage,Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage Box Lacing Coffee,Elizabeth Craft Designs 728 Bunch of Flowers
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug squares ,Sizzix Diamonds
Stencil :Carabelle Studio Vitrail Stencil

57 comments:

  1. Wat a marvelous tutorial...you made it seem so easy..Kudos to you.
    Hugs
    Mukta
    VREnchanted Color, Craft and more...

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  2. WOW, those are amazing and beautiful. They look so real too. Thanks for showing us how to do them

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  3. Stunning card and I love the flowers you made!

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  4. Sonia, your roses look amazing, such a beautiful colour and the card is gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial and hits and tips too.

    Sue xx

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  5. This is gorgeous Sonia, your flowers are absolutely stunning - thank you for sharing your tutorial.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Wow, your foamiran roses look amazing!! I can't believe it's your first time working with it!! You did a perfect job!! The colors are stunning!! And what a gorgeous card, too!! Your tutorial is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. An amazing project, Sonia! Thanks for the tutorial for making the flowers, the results are stunning! xx

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  8. Wow!! This is gorgeous! It looks like a fairy cottage, I was looking to see if I could find one peaking out behind your beautiful roses!! Thanks for the tutorial and the advice about the foamiran! I haven't purchased any of that yet, but your flowers are so gorgeous I might just have to give it a try! Although if it is really delicate I might not try! Such a wonderful project!!

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  9. I've always loved making flowers out of foam sheets and your roses are absolutely beautiful! I thought foamiran sheets were actually the foreign term for foam sheets and not because they are much thinner than the regular sheets. I learned something new with your lovely tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing, Sonia!

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  10. I have bought foamiran times ago, but haven't had time to try. :( Your roses are the cutest!! Love so much the rounded petals! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  11. They are gorgeous dr.sonia and thank you for the tutorial and tips.

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  12. So very easy tutorial.. flower is super gorgeous.. thanks for amazing tutorial

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  13. Beautiful roses Sonia....I love that just like natural flowers these do not look exactly the same :)

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  14. Such beautiful roses! Your tutorial is wonderful, so helpful and very easy to follow. I too have some Foamiran but have yet to play with it. Forgive my absence from commenting on your fabulous creations. Debra x

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  15. Sonia - your roses are STUNNING! Your tutorial was very clear and spot on - Thanks for sharing it and your 1st photo with the card is GORGEOUS!! You are very talented my friend! :)

    Theresa

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  16. your rose is always so cute, thanks for the tutorial

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  17. I love your roses, I would love to have time to make them. HAPPY new year my friend,

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  18. Wow! The project is great and roses are stunning! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  19. Roses are stunning!!Thank you for the tutorial.

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  20. JUST STUNNING AND I AM A NEW FOLLOWER X

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  21. You are right , roses are cute..cute as button ! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, they look fuller than paper ones :)

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  22. Another beautiful card Sonia and I love your roses I love the foamarin as it’s so easy to work with.

    Debs xxx

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  23. Wow! Your foamiran flowers are wonderful! I've got a few sheets of foamiran now. I should give them a try.

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  24. Wow!! They are gorgeous!!

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  25. Wowwwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!

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  26. I have started making foamiran flowers now using flower dies and will create a tutorial that will be different than others that works easier for me - the technique is still in the works and might change my mind. I would suggest to anyone who hasn't make roses before to try do paper roses first just like your suggested. Your flowers are beautiful. Hope you have a better year. Take care and Hugs

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  27. Thanks for your compliment on my card with pilot.
    Your creation is beautiful. Specialy the foamiran roses.

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  28. Your card is so beautiful with the little cottage and all those gorgeous roses Sonia..love it and great tutorial..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  29. Oh they are gorgeous, just tried my first ones today, the easier ones!
    Fabulous creation, thanks for the tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  30. WOW! Amazing roses and great tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  31. These flowers are so very pretty Sonia - I love the colours - makes me yearn for summer! Hugs rachel x

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  32. Wonderful creation and love the roses.
    Thank you for joining our 'Something New' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  33. A super creation for our 'Something New' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in. Ages since I made Roses, now I want to go play!

    B x

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  34. You never seize to amaze. The flowers are soooooo gorgeous.

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  35. WOW your card is gorgeous those flowers are stunning and a brilliant tutorial thank you so much for sharing
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. Gorgeous card Sonia! It's so sweet and so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  37. Wow!!! What a beautiful card and those flowers...... stunning! I've never tried foamarin for making flowers. They look so perfect! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. What a treat to visit your blog!

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  38. Stunning project and fabulous flowers-love the step by step not tried this yet-you say none of your flowers look the same but that is true in nature too so they all look beautiful
    Carol x

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  39. Your project is amazing, Sonia! So lovely. Sonia, thank you for always taking the extra time to photograph your tutorials and creative processes. I have learned so much from you, and appreciate the time it takes to write your posts. Your foamarian flowers are fabulous! hugs, de

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  40. WOW, I love this! The foamiran roses are amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  41. Great tutorial, thank you so much for sharing x

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
    Rene

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  43. Your roses are very pretty !!! N your tutorial is very easy to understand too..I love the way you have guided about foamiran sheets.. didn't knew that locally available this foam sheets can be used as well..thanks a ton for sharing tutorials !!!

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  44. WOW WOW WOW, your roses and your card are just exquisite, the tutorial didn't need a video, it was perfect for each step and so clear, also the suggestions about the foam and how to handle it, so much better than I have heard anywhere, now all I have to do is get some? LOL. Wonderful Sonia.
    Faith
    x

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    1. Hehe Thank you so much Faith...I feel so much better hearing you liked my pictorial. I find it very tough to take videos!

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  45. Beautiful roses! Hugs 😊

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  46. Beautiful roses! Hugs 😊

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  47. Your roses look amazing! Great tutorial for anyone who wants to try this. How cool is that trick with the iron. Hugs!

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  48. What an elegant, stunning creation and the flowers are amazing in the way you create them. WOW!!

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  49. Hi there Doc, gorgeous gorgeous and more gorgeous. Love foamiran myself and the results are always so realistic. Your roses are stunning.xx

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  50. Fabulous roses! Thank you so much for the great tutorial, my friend.

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  51. What a fantastic tutorial. This product looks like a lot of fun. Beautiful creations.

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  52. Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers. I have read about this foamiran and think the flowers made from it are so pretty. yours look wonderful and your tutorial is easy to follow

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  53. Wow what a stunning project and your flowers are gorgeous. A great tutorial Sonia. Barbxx

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  54. Ooh I want that paper
    looks so adorable
    in your card and in your vase
    so so in love that soft pink colors
    you made so beautiful Flowers Doc Sonia
    hugs
    Monika

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