Tuesday 29 May 2018

Large Fantasy Bloom

Hi Crafters, Today I am sharing my second post as part of the 14 Craft Bar Design Team. For quite a while I have wanted to create a large statement bloom, so I thought today would be the day to make and share this fantasy bloom. It could be a heritage rose or a peony, well whatever you choose really, you decide. I've included a highlighted video, which has been shortened, I must apologize for coming out of shot a couple of times, but I burnt my hands.

You will need:
Ecru Foamiran (002)
Oil Pastels, Mid Green, Pale Pink or Peach and Deep Pink
Hot Glue Gun
Stamens in Yellow and Brown/red

Step 1: Cut your foamiran into squares, see the photo for measurements and numbers.

Step 2: Cut the petals, I find it easier to cut them exactly like I did for the rose and then take out the extra pieces. See the photo for a detailed view.

Step 3: Colour your photos use Green at the base of all petals.Then use less & less of the Deep Pink as and ore of the green as the petals get larger. See the photo included.

Step 4: Concertina fold the smallest petals as shown, then twist back and forth. Gently tease the twist out but leave the petals fairly tight.

Step 5:For all of the larger petal sizes, use something round to create the cupped shape, here I have used a soft apple, it's just the right size and gives a nice texture to the petals.

Step 6: Concertina the edges of all petals and twist as before, uncurl and gently stretch to increase the petal size and shape. The 2 largest size petals can also be rolled outwards on the edges. Here is the highlighted video showing me putting it together.

I used a spray varnish for my leaves this time, sadly I was a little heavy handed with it so they are rather glossy. Here is the finished Bloom inside and outside.

Thank you ever so much for joining me today, I really hope you have enjoyed my post today, including the video. I would love to hear what you think and what you thought of the video. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


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    1. Thank you ever so much for your comment, I am so pleased you like this and very happy to have your thuoghts.xx