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Decided to put together a little farmstand scene for a basing project. Split pieces of balsa wood to give a rough lumber approach, now I'm considering how to do painting/sealing on it, as I have minimal experience w Balsa.
Want to keep all that little wood grain that popped up when I split them visible. Going to paint it slightly darker with acrylic browns, and then some slightly darker spots and lighter drybrush highlights to accentuate the grain.
Should I gesso, or stain the balsa before working on it?
Can I just work straight on it and seal it with a varnish afterwards?
Any balsa wood experience/suggestions appreciated.
Made some trees from a scenic kit. Didn't turn out so well until I saw a Black Magic Craft Video on doing adding a 50/59 white glue/water mixture to flock and such to harden them up. Now the flock stays on the tree limbs pretty well. Oh and had to add washers to the bottom I am going to have to paint black. Damdable things are too top heavy.
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