Smooth Decorative Spheres

Skill Level: Beginner

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Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Foam:
  • Balls: 2.5”, 3” and 5”
  • FloraCraft® Smooth Finish™
  • Acrylic Paint: Mint Green
  • Ribbon: White with Silver Stripe
  • Sheer Ribbon: Silver
  • Cord Trim: Silver
  • Textured Metallic Yarn: Silver
  • Pearl Head Pins: White
  • Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

Tools

  • Low-Temp Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Flat Paint Brush
  • Spatula or Putty Knife
  • Fine Sanding Block
  • Wood Skewer

Instructions

  1. Completely coat the ball with Smooth Finish™.  Smooth Finish™ can be applied to foam a couple of different ways; with a spatula or with a flat paint brush.  Be sure to mix the material before using.  When using a spatula, apply a small amount of the Smooth Finish™ to the foam and spread it out evenly in all directions, working it into the cells of the foam.  If using a paint brush, load material onto the brush and spread it onto the foam smoothing out the lumps as you go.
  2. For a super smooth finish you can wet sand or dry sand the Smooth Finish™ once applied.  To wet sand, allow the material to dry partially.  Dampen a sponge and very lightly smooth out any ridges.  If the material is being removed while wiping with the sponge, let it dry a little more before wet sanding.  To dry sand, let the material dry completely then sand smooth with fine sandpaper.  If the base coat is very rough, you can wet sand the deeper ridges, let dry completely, then dry sand to the desired finish.
  3. Insert the skewer into the ball to use as a handle as paint the ball.  Once the Smooth Finish™ is completely dry, paint the ball with acrylic paint and let dry.  Apply an even coat of gloss glaze to the painted ball to finish and let dry.
  4. Embellish the spheres with the ribbon, silver cord, metallic yarn and pearl head pins using low-temp glue to hold in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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