Can an artificial magnolia flower spray arrangement be dyed or bleached to lighten the petals? Answered
My wife bought several artificial magnolia flower sprays a few years ago and prepared two very lovely arrangements, which have been decorating a wall in our living room. Initially, the flower petals were an off-white color--but definitely white. Now the petals have turned dark, and it appears they while likely darken even more if she is not able to do something to lighten this medium-tan tone that they now have. I have looked at the material fairly closely and it looks like they are constructed from either a heavy paper or possibly a gauze, and then coated with a flexible substance by either dipping it or brushing it on. The coating seems to be more in the nature of a stiffener for forming the petals, but apparently it has darkened with age. Is anyone familiar with what I've described and have any suggestions? (This is my wife's favorite arrangement and I would like to help her) Thanks!