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Friday, October 19, 2018

More acorns

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Acorn art
© NF Photo 181017

More acorns. It is quite fun to work with. Only back draw is they fade away quickly. A camera is needed to capture it all. To the left in all images is the same acorn in different stages. It darkens and then it starts to crack.

The acorn to the right in the pen image is the canvas for the center one in the second image. I draw the "tree" from the pattern it it´s bottom area.

I haven´t given up of trying to preserve some of them. I have a few in a bottle with vinegar right now, but I doubt it will work, Seems like the red color is moving out if the acorns :(

I have tried two kind of pens. Ink and gel works. Still have to try arylic paint if I can handle such a tiny brush. :)

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  1. Monica, your acorn art is gorgeous! Happy PPF :D)

  2. hmmm interesting idea :) have you tried some kind of varnis to seal them?

  3. thanks!

    Yes Jennifer, I have, they still darkens :(

    1. probably darkening because the acorn is "dying" from being split apart. technically alive so would make sense it starts to dry up and crack. hmm not really sure how you could stop it from browning

    2. thanks, this week I tried Liquitex medium for fluid work. Seem to work a bit better. But it is only 2 days so far. Crossing fingers. I think one problem s te fact they contains more or less of some fat.


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