Saturday, September 23, 2017

Foamiran Flower Making

Foamiran is a thinner version of the regular foam available in the market hence its easier to mold and shape. We can make beautiful soft, lifelike flowers with it provided we know the basics-
 Foamiran sheets are available in a few stores right now. Its best to buy a few in  floral shades and a green one to make leaves. That's what I did ,I bought red, yellow , two shades of pink and a dark green .
 My experience of making clay flowers helped me a lot but the technique is very different  and  hot :)

1 Foamiran sheets
2 Iron /press ( yes the very same we use to press/iron our clothes )
3 Scissors or one can use the die -cut machines and dies , but this is optional. One can
hand-cut petal shapes easily which also opens up limitless opportunities with regard to size and variety of flowers and leaves.
4 Oil pastels , alcohol inks for shading
5 Glue gun
6  Pollen, wires and other common flower making material
7 Molding tools

1  Cut petals according to the flower one is going to make , shade edges with oil pastels.
2 Plug in the press and heat to a low temperature like silk/ wool
3 Now carefully pick up one petal and press it against the heated press. Needs some practise but after a few trials one can do it without burning finger tips.
The foamiran petal will curl with heat and fall off. Pick it up and shape  /mold it , keep aside. Do similarly for all the cut petals and leave shapes.
4 Now heat the glue gun and start sticking petals according to the flower one is making. Be careful as hot glue can cause severe burns.
5 Brush off the strands of glue and admire your handiwork !
   It is best to join a foamiran flower making workshop to get a clear picture , learn and also see how to do it under guidance.
 Now I am eagerly waiting for my order of more foamiran  yummy shades to arrive !
 Orders open for foamiran flowers for decorative projects, please click on my FB page featured on the sidebar to connect with me .
  Keep creating and have a nice day !

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Clay Flower Arrangement

Clay flowers make fabulous flower arrangements,never wilt or need water! This  topiary arrangement looks good placed anywhere in the house and is ,made of various flowers like roses, lilies, daisies,poppies,petunias etc. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Painted Diyas

Beautiful terracota diyas are sold for Diwali and we can easily enhance their beauty by painting them in a few simple steps-
1  Soak diyas overnight  and dry them thoroughly.
2 Pick colors of your choice and let your imagination take over!
3 Fevicryl fabric colors ,poster colors can be used for this simple project.
4 Decorate the painted diyas with rhine stones if required.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Decorative Crafts

Glass bowls are  excellent containers for clay flowers and make a good table decor.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Clay Flower Hair Accessories

Here are some of my clay hair accessories decorated with  cold porcelain flowers, most have have been sold. Clay flowers are beautiful and durable and make excellent decorative items.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hobby Classes at Delhi NCR

Hobby Classes to start soon at Delhi NCR-

1 Clay Flower Making

 2 Paper Quilling-
Basic and Advanced
 3 Designer Candle Making-
Wax and Gel candles

Monday, July 22, 2013

Air Dry Clay Flower Classes

Several people  contact me about clay flower cutters and flower making classes, some have been quite persistent , maybe desperate!
Let me make it clear for once and for all that clay flower cutters are imported, costly and rarely available, I have yet to come across a shop or store where one can buy them easily like pencils or crayons!
 My collection of flower cutters over the years is thanks to my friends and family who know about my interest in the craft and help me in my hobby. But still I cannot name any shop where cutters are available off the shelf.
This is the reason why clay flower making classes are expensive and hard to find.
Please keep on searching for flower cutters and let me know too if you manage to find them.

One can try and find flower making  material in local shops or search in online craft stores.
Most of my clay roses are handmade , without any cutters, it can be done with a bit of patience and practice.
I take hobby classes at Delhi and will announce workshop schedules  soon here and on my FB page, maybe have one for handmade flowers to make life easy!