Hi, I’m Kevin Ylvisaker, here with Smithers-Oasis on the IDEA Channel.
Today I have got an exciting new product from Smithers-Oasis that we have been dying for in the industry. It answers the need that we have had for so many years: to raise something for Sympathy or for party work, and to get it off the wet surface of the foam. You have used styrofoam, you have used dry foam, whatever it might have been to get objects raised above the wet surface. Here is the answer for you: the Foam Riser. It comes in a round or in a square shape, and that’s going to answer everything. The round shape fits perfectly into a 15″ LOMEY Dish. They are actually heavy enough that they will stay put when soaked, I don’t even need to glue that down.
With the square, we have another new item from Smithers-Oasis: the Square Tray. It comes in onyx and fits the square shape perfectly, it has got a deep well on it, and it’s going to keep my foam soaked for days.
Once I have the foam soaked, I put them into my LOMEY Design Dish or I put them into my new tray, then I can go ahead and make my design. I could put candle on, for example, the round one. I don’t want you to just think of these as sympathy piece, they can be used for a party or any kind of an event. Imagine a punch bowl up here, how great would that be? With the flowers based underneath here, the candles could go up here, or they could go in a Hurricane Bowl, whatever it is to suit your needs.
As far as sympathy goes, this arrangement has a cremation urn in there. Look how beautifully this showcases the design. We have got some other ones here, maybe for the party we would use the garden angel and just put her up there, raise that above as well. All the possibilities are just open to us now, we don’t have to come up with our own types of mechanics because now we have the Riser Foam. I know you are going to enjoy working with these, so give them a try!
I’m Kevin Ylvisaker, with Smithers-Oasis here on the IDEA Channel.