Mary chandler
Mary chandler
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  • Inverness, FL
Asked on Sep 29, 2017

I would like to know how you dye your pine needles in acrylic paints

JewellmartinAli KayJanet Panos


3 answers
  • Janet Panos
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Hello Mary! Painting pine cones is easier than we might think! Take a look at this link!

  • Ali Kay
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I would think if you are using acrylic paint, you would be painting them, not dying them . (?).... if so, maybe just dip them, (you could dilute acrylic paint with water) shake off excess paint, and then hang them to dry. What are you doing with them? Are they long pine needles, or short?
  • Jewellmartin
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I have dipped pine cones in thinned acrylic paint, especially half baby oil and half acrylic paint, to make a marbled effect. I've read many posts today that suggest acrylic fingernail polish dropped on top of a container of water or other paint, then dropping in a vase which is then rolled and removed for a marbled effect. Same idea--just new variations! Best wishes. 😇
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