Sculpting Foam Flower Bouquet
Hi Everyone, If any of you love floral makes as much as me you will hopefully really enjoy this blog and make as it shows off our fairly new sculpting foam which is simply perfect for creating realistic looking florals with and if you make up a whole bouquet like I have done here then that bouquet will last you a lifetime, unlike a vase of real flowers that needs replacing every couple of weeks.
You can easily change up the colors to suit your home decor and can also use any floral die in your collection to create these flowers with, as sculpting foam can be easily cut with both thinlits and bigz dies.
For the make in this blog I have used the Floral Blossom Die Set although here are just a few floral die recommendations from our 2020 collections that could be used to create a sculpting foam bouquet depending on the time of year and overall look you are trying to achieve:
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Floral Blossom (664443)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Corsage (663687)
- Sizzix Big Die - Tattered Florals (656640)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die set - Courtyard Bloom (664586)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Eegant Poinsettia (664817)
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Anemone Flower (664591)
You Will Need...
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)
- Sizzix 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Leaf Viens (664488)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Elegant Leaves (664444)
- Sizzix Making Essential - Flower Stamens, White/Cream (664614)
- Sizzix Making Essential - Flower Stamens, Pink/Purple (664665)
- Sizzix Making Essential - Sculpting Foam, Springtime (664609)
- Sizzix Making Essential - Sculpting Foam, Blossoms (664611)
- Sixxiz Making Essential - Oil Pastels (664667)
- Sizzix Tool - Heat Tool, Dual-speed (663386)
- Sizzix Tool - Glue Gun (662301)
- Sizzix Tool - Paper Sculpting Kit (662225)
- Faux Greenery
- Faux Greenery - Small Flower Buds
- Floral Tape
- Floral Wire
- Die-cut out of desired sculpting foam colors the various floral layers from the Floral Blossom die set. Die-cut as many layers as desired for each flower stack.
2. To create realistic dimension, on each die-cut floral layer, apply a coordinating color of oil pastel along the edges of the petals with a finger or a baby wipe.
3. Apply heat to each layer of die-cut foam with a heat tool. While the die-cut is warm shape the petals to create realistic creases and waves. The various stylus tools and tweezers from the Paper Sculpting Kit can be used to achieve this effect.
4. Layer each flower stack as desired, then poke a hole through the center of the stack with a die pick. Group selected flower stamen centers together in a stack as desired and fold them in half. Through the bottom hole of the flower stack push through a pair of tweezers and grab the bottom of the folded stamens. Pull the stamens through the center of the flower stack.
5. Die-cut out of green sculpting foam the largest leaf from the Elegant Leaves die set. Die-cut as many leaves as needed for each flower stack created. Emboss each die cut leaf with the Leaf Veins embossing folder.
6. Thread a strand of floral wire slightly into the hole on the back of the flower and secure it with hot glue. Adhere leaves to the bottom of the flower and stems, as desired, wrapping the wire stem with floral tape down the length of the stem.
7. Arrange all faux greenery and floral stems as desired in a vase of choice.
I hope you enjoyed this blog today and have fun creating your own floral masterpiece! I can't wait to share more inspiration with you but until then stay safe and keep crafting! ?