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Artificial Flowers And How To Designing It With Photoshop

posted 26 Jun 2011, 06:35 by Manal Raafat

Artificial flowers and imitations of natural flowers are sometimes made for scientific purposes (the collection of glass flowers at Harvard University, for example, which illustrates the flora of the United States), but more often as articles for commercial or residential decoration.

Materials used in their manufacture
have included painted linen and shavings of stained horn in Egypt, gold and silver in ancient Rome, rice-paper in China, silkworm cocoons in Italy, colored feathers in South America, and also wax and tinted shells. Modern techniques involve carved or formed soap, nylon netting stretched over wire frames, ground clay, and mass-produced injection plastic mouldings. Polyester is the major material for manufacturing of artificial flowers since 1970s. Most artificial flowers in the market nowadays are made of polyester fabrics.

Types of flowers according to its material 
  • Polyester and paper.
Today the major material used in artificial flower production is polyester fabric.
  • Nylon Stocking Flowers .
The basic materials needed to make nylon flowers include: wire, stem wire, nylon stocking, nylon threading, floral tape and stamen. Some flowers require cotton balls or sheets (or you can use batting), white glue, acrylic paint and paint brushes.
  • Silk Flowers.
It make the flowers and the entire plant look more life-like .These days’ silk flowers make use of a real touch technique which gives the plant a fairly realistic look.
  • Colored Soap .
Both Carved ,and Molded soap 
  • Clay.
Clay flowers are made by hand from special air-dry polymer clay or cold porcelain, steel wire, paint, glue, tape and sometimes paper and foam as a filler. With the help of cutters .
  • Plastic.
Injection moulding is used for mass manufacture of plastic flowers. Plastic is injected into a preformed metal die.
  • Glass ( the one I had imitated in my design) .
Flowers made of glass are typically more stylized and contemporary. Glass is melted and blown by hand into the shapes of the flower. Working with glass at high temperatures to form the flower is very difficult which is why glass flowers are much more expensive than typical artificial flowers.
This picture shows collection of artificial flowers with matching colors ,and glass appearance .
I wanted to draw a garden but, it comes like this .That artwork can be a card design if we save it in jpeg format . 
I liked it what is your opinion?