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the best artifical snow???

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by Woody woodman, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Woody woodman

    Woody woodman New Member

    Who sells the best/most realistic looking artificial snow??

    Does hott gluing cotton sheeting down on your base first help the artificial snow go further? ?
    (Standing howling coyote mount)
  2. I Like the snow from WASCO, if you want deep snow then yes I add cotton,

  3. What's the best way to adhere the artificial snow to the base (wood, rocks)?
  4. I use a spray glue, 3m or something, then glue down your cotton, puff it up or what ever you want, once its in place mist water over the cotton, and only on the cotton, then sift WASCO snow, then spray that lightly, you may have to
    do this 3 or 4 times till you get the look you want,
  5. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    Do you apply spray adhesive before or after applying the snow? Both?
  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Dixieland Taxidermy Supply (800-465-4577) sells a great artificial snow that is very user friendly.
  7. Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes Active Member

    Lol, Is that in the same aisle as dehydrated water?
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  8. jackandlinda

    jackandlinda New Member

  9. jackandlinda

    jackandlinda New Member

    How do you keep the artificial Snow White over time? What’s the cotton base? Cotton batting??
  10. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    also depends on how thick you want the snow. If you just want a dusting with a few thicker areas i use the snow from the hobby shop that is used for train displays. Use a good spray glue in the area you want snowed but use sparingly. Sprinkle the snow to the desired thickness. When that sets spray over with a clear matte spray to seal it. It will never come off and can be kept clean and white easily over time. IMG_0729.JPG
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  11. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    crystal clear (can't remember the number off my head) from smooth on mixed with the acrylic craft snow.
  12. yes it is cotton batting, I have not seen any yellowing yet from this snow, it does form a hard shell, thats makes it easy to dust somewhat,
  13. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Stay away from cotton. Go to an upscale fabric store and buy the polyfil sheets in various thicknesses, and/ or the pillow polyfil. If you use spray glue, READ THE LABEL CLOSELY. You need to buy the "will not yellow" brand. (I always painted my base with white house&trim acrylic before laying the poly. Seversl suppliers sell water activated snow that requires no spray glue. The poly will give loft and the snow I'll give realism. 20200922_170710.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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