Building | River Wall | The Bridge | Ballasting | Trees | Signal Gantry
Trees are made from dried plant materials,
coated with 'theatrical hair' (or Crepe Hair) and then with floc attached using
'strong' hair spray.
This is the theatrical hair. It comes in
plaits which you then pull out and make a scenic mat over the dried plants. All
sorts of plants have been used: some dead Hebe, conifers, sedum, astilbe. - even
The plant material should be dipped in
diluted (about 25%) white glue (PVA) to preserve it. The theatrical hari is then
draped thinly over it and it is sprayed with hair spray. Coarse floc mixture
(various shades) is then dropped over it to a desired density and a further
spray is applied to hold it.