View single post by Daniel Osvaldo Caso
 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 07:50 am
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso


Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1662
If my eyes would allow me this would be for sure a way for making many of the trees for my layout. But I really can't see good enough to carefully glue all the twigs to the armature without making a serious mess.

Still, may be one day I buy again a litter of glycerine, treat the twigs and do an intent.

The tree in the photos has been made in three or four minutes by simply droping the dried twigs on an armature I made a couple of months ago but are not glued.
Better eyes would be also able to ensure the stam of each twig joining the armature. But that is something I can't even think about.
Nevertheless, it is good to know it can be done.
I have no idea of the name of the plant. I picked those twigs up thre months ago and they have been since then just laying on a piece of paper.
They have totaly dried and of course very brittle. That is what the glycerine wouyld certainly solve and also preserving the color as it looks now.

P2070534 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070535 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070537 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070538 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070540 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

The twigs I picked up were the new ones at the top of the plant, still much smaller than the old ones. But the drying process has made them wrinkle so the look now much smaller.
One should first let the leaves dry as I did and just then give them the glycerine bath

P2070541 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

This is one of the grown leaves after drying together with the other:

P2070542 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

No, this tree is not going to go there. There is one waiting for that place since a long time.


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