27.2.18

Easy Foamiran Flower Tutorial

Easel Drawer Box with Foamiran Flowers
Hi friends sharing a project combining my love for handmade flowers, diecutting and 3 D projects- and Easel Card with Drawer Box.
This is my DT project for Cuttlebugmania Challenge where the theme is Ribbon and Bows . This project is also for Crafters Corner as it is showcasing foamiran and a huge variety of products from Crafters Corner.
Easel Drawer Box
I have used gorgeous Lemoncraft papers[from dear friend Lisa ]and dozens of dies ;the exact names of which I have listed at the end of the post.
Foamiran Flowers
The butterfly in the photo above and the tiny bow in the photo below are clay embellishments made with air drying clay and  molds and jazzed up with microfine glitter[ from brand dress my craft, crafters corner]
DIY Clay Embellishments
Since the theme at Cuttlebug mania includes bows I incorporated a variety of bows in this project. The top 2 corners of the easel card have paper bows from a Cottage Cutz die set, then there is a clay bow [ in photo above] and in the picture below is a dainty delicate bow die cut from foamiran.
Foamiran Bow
The shiny butterfly badge from Lemoncraft and is again a gift from dear Lisa! I used white crackle paste and Scrapberry petal  stencil to add texturing on parts of the card[ you can see it peeking behind the bottle!]
Stencilling
The little bottle  hanging from a handmade foamiran rose is filled with little hearts and micro mini pearls[ from dress my craft]
Bottle Charm 
Foamiran Flower Tutorial 
Foamiran Flower Tutorial 
I have already introduced you to foamiran in an earlier post [ Foamiran Rose Tutorial ]..sharing an easy Tutorial to make simple foamiran flowers
More Tips while working with Foamiran

  • Foamiran sheets can differ in thickness : Foamiran sheets do differ in thickness even when you buy from genuine distributors so don't be dismayed if you find some sheets thicker than others. In this project the white foamiran sheets were slightly thicker than the pink ones and if you look closely you can see a very subtle difference in the flowers.
  • If you are diecutting foamiran sheets die cut 3- 5 flowers in one go depending on the thickness of your sheets. This helps to flatten your foamiran sheets even more!
  • Heating your flowers is completely optional but fun and can give a different look- In this project the buds were created using  same Cheery Lynn  sunflower die but after heating with the iron-box to curl the petals.
  • Jazz up the flowers using glitters. Here I used sparkling dust by dress my craft.
  • Adhesive- the easiest is hot glue and you can get a nice permanent bond but do remember to tackle those pesky glue strings while you make the flower and as soon as you glue otherwise your project will look like a nest with all those strings!!!

Foamiran Flowers
I made the drawer box using chipboard and recycling a desktop calendar!! It was a bit time consuming but very gratifying to make something from scratch!
I dont have a full Tutorial but here are some pictures with tips.
Drawer Box
I first decided the dimensions of my drawer box and then cut out an arc using a steel plate as a guide. 
Tip : Use sandpaper to smoothen the edges of cut chipboard and rectify any ragged edges.

Drawer Box Construction
Use carpenter's adhesive tape to help hold the pieces of your 3 D project in place while the wet glue dries!


Line the inside of the drawer box with pattern paper before you stick the top!
Foamiran Flowers
I first thought I would keep the drawer box flat and so I added a thin layer of foam as the base but added crystal feet [like in this Easel Card Drawer Box ]
Easel Card with Drawer Box
The metal handle was toned down with gesso to match the rest of the project and has a tiny fabric ribbon bow!
And here is the Easel Card Drawer Box in my garden!
Easel Card with Drawer Box
I hope you liked the simple Tutorial and the overall project.


Supplies :To make the flowers:  Foamiran Sheets, Oil Pastels, Pollen, 
Clay Molds- Plaid Trinkets
Dies :  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Filigree 3 D ittybitty Bow,Spellbinders Labels 47 Decorative Elements,Spellbinders Curved Borders 2,Tonic Studios Birthday Swirl,Heartfelt creations Delightful Daisy Die,Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf Die, Cheery Lynn  Sunflower, Cottage Cutz Spring Basket with Ducks,Dee's Distinctively Berry Sprigs
Papers : Lemoncraft Fresh Summer; Stamps : Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp
Dress My Craft Little Hearts, Sparkling Dust

Linking to  
DL Art Thankful Thursday Anything Goes 223,
Fussy and Fancy Challenge  Favorite Colors- Used Pink and Green my favorite color combo
CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge Feb
Edited : This project was featured as a winner at 613 Avenue Creates 206

54 comments:

  1. Your flowers are so dainty and pretty, Sonia! I love making flowers out of formiran or as they say here in the states, foam sheets! You are absolutely right about the thickness of the foam making a difference in the look of the flowers! I like it to be a bit thinner than what's usually offered in the craft stores. I think heating them also makes them look prettier and more natural! You can curl, twist and manipulate the material into something really beautiful.

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    1. Your foam crafts are simply out of this world Gail. And hehe they are called foam here too...the foamiran is what they call the new thin ones.

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  2. Wow,this is stunning. You are so clever!!!!

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    1. Oh so sweet of you.Thank you so much

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  3. Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start!! This is spectacular, Sonia!! Wow!! I have been studying the pictures to absorb all of the amazing details!! You truly are an incredible artist, my friend!! Each detail is magnificent!! You've showcased the papers perfectly!! And the foamiran flowers are gorgeous!! I love, love this, my friend!! A work of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. This is stunning Sonya, so many super details and pretty papers - your flowers are beautiful, a fabulous design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. Stunning and wonderful drawer, LOVE any detail!!! Thanks so much for sharing your tips and techniques!

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  6. Beautiful creation and gorgeous flowers.

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  7. This is simply amazing.

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  8. Only one word for this one Sonia, " just beautiful" - OK, that was two words!

    B x

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  9. It was a pleasant surprise to see your tutorial on Youtube today morning. It's very nice to see exactly how you are doing it. This project is simply stunning!! I love that bottle charm. So cute! The flowers are stunning. I have some foamiran sheets that I'm meaning to try, but just intimidated. Thanks for the video tutorial.

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  10. Beautiful...loved the flowers.

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  11. Gorgeous project and beautiful flowers Sonia..Loz

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  12. Amazing project, Sonia, gorgeous design. xx

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  13. Must have missed the previous post on foam. I've not heard of that type of foam. Your project is wonderfully detailed & bee-utiful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. oh my god....


    amazing project...!

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  15. Simply STUNNING Sonia! I LOVE all the flowers your created and the papers and design.. So much depth and dimension and it's completely GORGEOUS!!! Love, Love, LOVE IT!!

    Theresa

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  16. Wow.. gorgeous box Sonia...flowers are so pretty....so many embellishments and all beautifully arranged... After seeing your foamiran rose tutorial I purchased few sheets...have to give a try.... thanks for sharing the tutorial...

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  17. Wow this is gorgeous !

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  18. This is totally stunning and wishing your mom a very happy 71st <3
    cheers

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  19. Wow, this is just sooo gorgeous! You're definitely the queen of 3D projects. Absolutely beautiful flowers, thanks for the fab tutorial. Love the cute clay bows and butterfly. Debra x

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  20. Wow, such an inspiring post. I have had Foamiran in my stash for about 8 months and have been scared to used it ha ha, but not anymore after seeing you wonderful video and no need to use an iron to get these wonderful results, I feel truly inspired.
    The details are always incredible and I adore your small bottle of love, a perfect touch for your mums birthday gift. What a treasure for her to keep and I can only imagine the delight on her face when she saw it.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Julie x

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  21. As always such a well thought and executed project!

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  22. Wow, this is just sooo gorgeous!

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  23. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww!! This is STUNNING! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. OMG!!! This is JUST STUNNING!!! Gorgeous work mam! Your eye to detail and all those intricate dies, embellishments, glitter!! Just WOW!

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  25. Stunning box,Sonia.Love the beautiful flowers.Very pretty colours too.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  26. Fabulous box . I loved watching the video. You are so talented and always include lots of fun details. I love the clay bow and the pretty papers. Someone will treasure this beautiful 3D project. thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.

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  27. This is so gorgeous! Love it!! Flowers are stunning, love the dies and papers and design of the box! Such a beautiful gift for your Mother. Thanks for sharing the lovely tutorial.

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  28. OH! EM! GEE! another amazing creation from you Sonia, while looking at your video, I can see the extreme care you took making the flowers, with those surgeons hands being so precise. Everything so VERY beautiful.
    Faith
    x

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    1. Hehe Faith the flowers themselves were super easy to make but I had to go super slow for the video!!

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  29. Oh wow. Super creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  30. Will need to keep your instructions on the box since I definitely want to try this out. Beautiful!!! Hugs and Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy...sorry I couldn't post a full Tutorial for the box...it was a bit tricky to put together

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  31. You are so creative Sonia, loving all the details here, beautiful dies and the flowers are gorgeous!!
    Many thanks for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!

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  32. Sonia, this is spectacular. Thank you for the tutorial on making those gorgeous flowers. I LOVE the drawer with the curved front; very elegant. hugs & smiles, Teresa

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  33. Thank you so much for the tutorial my friend !

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  34. oh wow!
    its amazing!
    love it!

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  35. Dropping by with heartfelt love, and thanking you for sharing your pretty artwork. Please forgive my copy and paste today. But I want you to know that I’m thinking of you with fondness. Hugs, de

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  36. Wow this is gorgeous, I love the shape of the awesome easel box card, stunning, hugs Liz xx

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  37. Wow, just wow! Words are inadequate to describe how amazing this project is. I have ALWAYS loved handmade flowers and these are just stunning.

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  38. stunning and so love the colour combo along with all those lush flowers...a treat for the eyes.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  39. What a fabulous creation, Sonia. Thank you so much for the video tutorial, my friend. It is very helpful. Kisses, my friend.

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  40. wow wow wow another amazing project Dr Sonia,thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

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  41. Sonia this is beautiful...gorgeous flowers and fabulous design...thanks for the wonderfully instructive tutorials!! And thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Favourite Colours"...good luck...can't wait to see what you come up with next!!
    Take care,
    Beth
    P.S Would love to give this design a try if you don't mind!

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    1. I'm flattered Beth that you like my design...please do try it!!

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  42. what a beautiful project sonja
    hugs ellen

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  43. Your box is beautiful and I love your flowers. I have just been to a workshop for foam flowers and have fallen in love with them. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. WOW that is wonderful. I have always loved working with foam but the thin foamiran is simply fabulous for flower making!

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  44. Wow, There is so much you do in project its amazing and I think the love you make it with comes through in each of your projects. Love your work. Thankyou!!
    Hugs Seemaa

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  45. so beautiful!! the flowers look so realistic!

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  46. Awesomely gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining our February Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Please join us again in our March Challenge. God bless! So sorry for this late comment, just been really busy.

    JO ANN
    https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  47. This is incredibly beautiful and so creative! Thanks for both tutorials and this wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

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