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Wellinton
06-01-2012, 02:10 PM
I bought a lots of white wool scratchy blankets at the Goodwill shop. Any ideas how to use them to make decent looking snow banks for my snow cave?

BrotherMysterio
06-01-2012, 05:52 PM
I bought a lots of white wool scratchy blankets at the Goodwill shop. Any ideas how to use them to make decent looking snow banks for my snow cave?

Paging Dr. Hopps . . . Dr. Allen Hopps . . .

HordeOfUndead
06-01-2012, 10:40 PM
Maybe an idea or two once the snow cave is created and blankets are formed around where you want them;

Rent a hopper and a bags of the "ceiling popcorn" which is white and spray it everywhere to give the frozen/crunchy snow realism. Those bags of popcorn at Home Depot come in different textures. Choose which looks best like snow!

And I don't know if you can buy the aerosol cans of that "frost" used for spraying windows/decorations other than Christmas time when you can find those cans everywhere. But that would be a cool icy frozen effect depending on what and where you spray it on.

Good luck sounds like it will be an awesome project!

Allen H
06-02-2012, 01:29 AM
The theme for my trail rotates every five years, this year it is "Frozen with fear" once again and has a yeti as the big bad.
I got an amazing deal on rolls of white filter cloth that I will be using for snow.
I make snow covered rock walls, I cut boxes of all sizes at an angle and attach them to my wall panels with one corner sticking out. a few of these boxes on a panel help make it look like rocky ledges. I cover the panel and box with landscape fabric dipped in latex paint (like monster mud but normally just paint). Then I add "Snow" cut white fabric and a bit of prismatic glitter- to the tops of the "rocks".
clear plastic heat gunned and sprayed with clear gloss spray paint (again with a bit of prismatic glitter) can pass for ice, especially with a bit of blue spray paint misted on the edges.
clear plastic shrunk over a wire frame can make big blocks of "Ice".
I hope this helps, let me know if you need more specifics.
Allen H

Wellinton
06-02-2012, 03:44 AM
Thank you! That's a huge help. I also bought lots of snow products after Christmas. I made several A. Hopps icicles. I loved how they turned out. I can't put my heat gun down now!!12895

Wellinton
06-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Oh and I also made a creature with tips from Allen Hopps Youtube Wednesday tutorials

Dreamreaper
06-02-2012, 10:19 AM
We used Batting a filler for quilts ect. for snow on our Christmas Float with lighting under it.