Soap powder flocking?
OK I know they don't make soap powders anymore. But there is Oxyclean. LOL I had read something a wile back about folks using soap powder to flock Christmas trees. Does anyone have any idea of the applications process?
I want to flock or frost the two narrow trees I have for a snowy seen in the house next Christmas. Paint by itself looks tacky. Haven't tried spray paint. Perhaps that would give a better look. Plastic snow is plastic and will yellow over time. Good for a spot at the base of the tree but all over would be unbelievable. LOL
An idea but haven't tried.....
Use spray or brush on non yellowing high gloss lacquer to thickly coat 6 to 8 inches of each branch to look like frost. Then use ? (oxyclean, spray paint, white glitter....don't know) to add a light snowy look.
Down sides to this idea,
If the lacquer isn't allowed to dry properly between coats it will remain sticky. Turn your tree from Christmas tree to swamp thing after storing it.
Don't really know if lacquer will permanently stick to plastics. If it does stick I'd need to find a way to keep the branches from becoming matted and haggard looking.
Lacquer is flammable. not good.
And the big question, would oxyclean oxidize the lacquer causing it to fail?
Any ideas or knowledge would help.
There's beauty in a winter's full moon. Glittering off the snow between the shadows of barrren branches.