Artificial flowers with acrylic water

When working with artificial flowers, your main goal is to make them look as real as possible. To do this, they must look as much like fresh flowers as possible and must be positioned in the correct way. Another way is to add water to the vase. You can now add plain water or you can take an even more professional approach by using acrylic water. Acrylic Water comes in very easy to use packets.


Plan your design

Start by making sure your artificial flowers are ready and planning how you would like to arrange them. You can leave them on the table next to you or put them in another vase to transplant directly into the vase with the acrylic water. Choose a method that is easier for you.


Prepare acrylic water for your artificial flowers

In most cases, when you buy acrylic water, you will receive a shallow square bowl. You will need to follow the instructions on the packaging exactly. This means you’ll need to use equal amounts from each bottle. To avoid excessive bubbles, pour solutions down the sides of the container. It is important to allow substances to drain into the container at their own pace. You will notice that one will download faster than the other and that is perfectly fine.


Mix slowly

Once the two solutions have drained into the container, mix them properly for 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go, and remember not to mix too quickly. Rapid shaking can create air bubbles.


Add accessories to your vase

It’s also important to remember that most (if not all) types of acrylic water are permanent. In other words, once you pour it into a particular vessel, you can never take it out. Before pouring the mixture into the vase, you need to make sure it is clean and dry. Add any vase fillers such as rocks, gems and other stones before pouring the acrylic water into the vase. Now add your artificial flowers one by one and set them aside to cure. The amount of time it takes will vary depending on how much acrylic water you’ve mixed and the current air temperature. In general, it usually takes about 8 hours.


Another good tip to remember is to use a wooden stick or spoon when pouring the acrylic water into the vase. Place the tip of the spoon or rod in the centre of the bottom of the vase and slowly pour the water over the spoon. This will allow the solution to flow slowly and fill the vessel from the bottom up. It helps reduce bubbles and you won’t need to pour the solution down the side of the jar. This will help create a truly realistic result for your artificial flowers.