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What kind of paint to use for tree leaves?

Spray paint is definitely the best approach due to the delicate nature of the leaves. A quick drying acrylic spray paint works for me with sprigs. The leaves need to be free of loose material like ...
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What kind of palm leaves or other material can be used for palm weaving?

Various kinds of material can be used for this, including palm, banana, and coconut leaves. In Zanzibar specifically, according to the website Zanzibar Tribal Art, grass and ilala palm are used in ...
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Is it possible to cast a pine branch in epoxy resin

Is it possible? Yes. Is it easy? Not quite. First of all, if there are any more branches left, grab a few, just to have some extra in case something goes wrong. The first problem to tackle is the ...
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Artificially accelerating the discolouration of leaves

The solution we used was unexpectedly simple, but not truly satisfactory: We placed short branches with leaves in the freezer and took them out just two hours later. To my surprise, they already ...
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How can I efficiently dry tree leaves?

I have dried plants and leaves by just putting them between leaves in a sketch- or notebook. Acid-free paper likely yields better results, and - especially with specimens that contain a lot of ...
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What kind of paint to use for tree leaves?

I can think of a number of different paint media that can create very different and interesting effects. Acrylic paints are probably the cheapest, most available and obvious paints to choose. They ...
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What kind of paint to use for tree leaves?

As a painting surface, dried leaves aren't too different from old, brittle paper. I think pretty much any kind of paint chemistry will work with leaves, although water-based paint may be more likely ...
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How can I protect my herbarium?

I had a lot of misconceptions before researching this. I assumed many leaves would become so brittle, they would crumble at a touch, and specimens would slowly degrade, due to bacteria and mold, and ...
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How to make tree leaves suitable for origami?

Try a sewing store. Ask for lightweight fusible interfacing. This is a lightweight nonwoven textile generally used to,provide body between two layers of fabric (like in a shirt collar). Iron it ...
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What kind of palm leaves or other material can be used for palm weaving?

If you have local greenhouse or garden center type store they should have some house plant palms. Areca palms have some nice long fronds that may work for you. Date palms have some good fronds for ...
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Artificially accelerating the discolouration of leaves

I'm not sure if it will work off the plant, but shortening day lengths are a cue. Further contributors to the autumun leaf processes include ethylene which is produce by ripe bananas -- so that might ...
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