Beautiful as they are, artificial flowers vary in several aspects including the material they’re made from, their colours, their flower variant, and their textures. These aspects not only add to their beauty, but to the production methods and after-care that are involved in having them as well. It’s true that these types of flowers, no matter how artificial they are, can be very attractive to the sight and even the touch, but what is involved in the production of each type? Which variants are your best bet when it comes to events, gift giving, Today, we’ll show you just how these flowers are created depending on the materials they’re made from…
Latex is made of a milky fluid that comes from flowering plants. Latex flowers are made using moulds of real flowers to mimic their natural forms. The malleability of latex enables it to imitate details such as the leaves’ veins and uneven outlines of stems and petals. “Flaws” are included to add a realistic feel because a perfect look doesn’t look natural. Its malleability also enables it to imitate the vibrant colours of petals. Latex flowers are sturdy and can last your whole life.
Silk flowers are popular as wedding bouquets because they look formal and elegant. Silk is beautiful but can be expensive. Although they’re on the pricier range, silk isn’t very durable. Silk flowers’ edges can be easily flawed and folded. Folds around its edges destroy its “natural” look. Petals can also get dirty and dusty and need regular cleaning. Because of these reasons, silk flowers are more suitable as party flowers rather than décor flowers.
The production of plastic flowers is very specialised, but can be mass-produced and eventually cost cheaper. The process involves polyester being injected into flower moulds and dyed afterwards. Plastic flowers are very, very durable. However, their cheap quality also shows in their appearance, making them unsuitable as substitute wedding flowers or as premium choices for florists.
Paper and Cloth Flowers
These flowers are made from various fabrics and paper, which are shaped into the forms of petals and leaves using scissors and stamps. Their stalk is composed of iron wire of brass covered with coloured material. Paper flowers provide an artistic look for weddings and parties. Their crepe paper or tissue composition make them appear delicate and light. They are considered novelty flowers and are considered more as stylised and artistic representations rather than realistic imitations. The only downside to them is that they’re not very durable.
Soap flowers are usually handmade using a chisel, and finished products are quite symmetrical. Creating soap flowers involves a more labour-intensive and expensive process. It includes extracting a modelling paste by milling soap and then mixing it with water. Petals and leaves are then embossed on it with rollers and stamps. Afterwards, wood, wire, and other parts are mounted on it. While soap flowers are commonly gifted to female loved ones, wedding guests, or party attendees, these flowers, along with silk variants can also be used in special artificial flower hampers that can make the giveaway or token even more special.
Foam flowers are durable but are not realistic enough to be suitable substitute flowers. while foam flowers are commonly used to decorate parties, cakes, and as additional decor for designs, they can create a vibrant contrast and change in texture as they don’t mimic their organic versions enough. So if you’re opting for something more creative than realistic, then foam flowers are definitely the flowers for you!
These are made from ceramic material fired at high temperatures, then painted or carved with flowers. Porcelain flowers last for a very long time and can provide decorative elements to existing arrangements and designs. The only worry that one might have for having them is that similar to glass, they can chip and shatter easily once dropped or if it collides with a hard surface. While their being fragile is a difficult aspect to work around with, they make for a very nice, romantic gift for anyone you’re close to and love.
These are produced using modelling paste made from dried and ground clay and water. The paste is then modelled into a flower with leaves and stalk. Clay flowers are then painted with different attractive colours to give the vibrance they need to represent the kind of flower they’re meant to be.
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