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I recently (& accidentally) came up with a technique for creating wild meadow type flowers using pre-bought grass tufts which I thought I'd share here. Someone may have already thought of this so apologies if I'm standing on anyone's toes. Here goes..... A short while ago, I was creating a wintry base for a mini & I wanted to have some grass tufts that have had a soft layer of snow settled on their tops like you see in nature. I did this by dabbing some PVA glue on the ends of the strands of a "GW mordheim turf" tuft, I then dropped some grains of "army painter Battlefields snow" onto the glue. It looked ok but it didn't look right for the mini. It did however get me thinking that I might be able to develop it into some sort of flowering plant..... This is what the original tuft looked like: I then created some more tufts but with a smaller density of "flowers" on them. This time I was more careful & sparing with the glue & I turned the tufts upside down & carefully dipped the tips in the snow flock - this prevented the sticky part at the base of the tuft from getting flecks of snow in it. I made three & tried to vary the amount & distribution of flower heads on them: I then painted the flowers up with base, wash & highlight colours. The snow flock being white helped greatly here: I am quite pleased with how these turned out & thought they could work well as flowering grasses or wild meadow flowers. Here's all three clumped together with the white one: And, for some context, here modelled by Rafael Maladoni (& friend): I think that could be a lot of scope here for variation here. You could use more or less glue to produce bigger or small flower heads, you could mix up different flower colours in the same tuft & there are many different tuft colours out there to experiment with. Have you seen this sort of thing done before? Am I barking up the wrong tree? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks for looking!