Hello dear friends!
Elena is here!
This is my first presentation as a DT member of Noor Design UK, so I'm really excited! I was over the moon when Tracy called and told me the great news :-))))! Thank you so much, Tracy, for the opportunity given!
It was a wonderful sunny day today and I really want to believe we'll have more shiny days like this. I love the Indian summer that brings lots of colourful bright tones warmed by the last golden rays of the autumn sun!
For this reason, I decided to show you how to make a sunflower out of yellow plain foamiran.
There is step-by-step photo tutorial. Enjoy! :-)
You need a strip 20 cm x 7 cm long, yellow plain foamiran.
I cut it into 3 circles with diameters 6.5 cm x 2 and 5.8 cm x 1 (you can use circle cutting dies).
Then, I shaped them with scissors like that (to get this shape you can use Rosy Owl Flower Dies AC1):
Next, I coloured the edges of the petals using Gallery by Mungyo oil pastel 206 (you can use Faber-Castell Oil Pastel Crayons 111) on both sides.
After that, I heated up the iron up to grade 2 (silk) and warmed the leaves each individually and twisted and rolled them one by one.
Now was time to make the centre.
For it, I used Flower Centres 9mm. To make the flower centre more naturally I stuck an yellow stripe (10 cm x 1.5 cm) , which I coloured with oil pastels 206 and 235 (you can use Faber-Castell Oil Pastel Crayons 111 and 176) and cut short slits like this:
I heated it a few seconds...
... and I stuck it in to the plastic centre.
After gluing, I had this natural looking sunflower centre:
Everything was ready to assemble my foamiran flower.
I glued the three layers by placing them overlapping:
... punched a hole in the centre of the flower and attached the stamen.
Hope you like it!
See you soon!
P.S. Dear Eulanda, thank you for your help! This tutorial is especially for you ;-)
The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop: