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    Making fake flowers look like real flowers?

    Anyone have any luck making fake flowers look real. I have idea and it needs large Callas. No one here has them but they have fake. I took a pic of them in the store with a digital camera and they just look fake. Is there anything I can do to make them look real?

    This is one of those ideas that will not work with any other type of flower.
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    Spritz them with a bit of dihydrogen monoxide (H2O). Should make the look somewhat more alive.

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    If you can't find any dihydrogen monoxide, then hydrogen hydroxide (HOH) will also work.

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    But in either case (dihydrogen monoxide, dihydrogen monoxide) it will work just as well if you mix it 1:1 with water.
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    A soft filter, lith printing or creative lighting might get you a bit closer, maybe?
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    But DHMO kills people! And in large quantities can be very dangerous. It's also very easy to get burns from it....

    FYI, I wrote a high school paper and a college paper on it. I had my college writing professor convinced until the very end that we should ban DHMO. I also used it in my college speech class and had over half my class convinced that it should be banned!

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    The thing about spraying some water will help a lot indeed.
    And maybe try some harsh lighting so the flowers are getting close to blown out if that is not a problem with the shoot or keep them in the shadows. Anyhow just avoid getting them the proper lighting.

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    May be you can vaseline it , I dont know how you will clean them later but dont pass them to your lover

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    Though not cheap, silk calla lilies are very lifelike and don't need any make-up. The real thing is very matte with no gloss or shine. Forget the water beads. If you need that overworked look, then get get real flowers and spritz away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    I took a pic of them in the store with a digital camera and they just look fake.
    I am just waiting for someone to come along and say they look fake because you used digital
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