Originally, I was playing around using real aspen twigs in the piece. I collected several twigs from the yard and tried to incorporate them into the design. Aspen branches do not grow flat! I could have overcome that problem, but my biggest concern was what would happen to them over time - would they deteriorate? I coated some with gel medium and they looked great, but I still was worried about the longevity. If anyone out there has any experience with using real tree branches in artwork, I would like to know about it.
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