I posted my quieries on conductive paints and electroplating
earlier. Thanks to the many leads I picked up and specific
suggestions from friends out there, I think I’ve a good procedure
I am currently attempting to silverpalte fresh flowers. To be
specific ’ Roses’ and ’ Orchids '. Both have typical problems.
The rose center it difficult to handle as the plating seems
weak.Even after plating I think I can faintly smell their
fragrance Orchids on stems are fragile and do not stand up to
agitation of the silver bath.The plating seems to develop cracks
at certain random points.
Can some one please suggest solutions to my current problem? Do
I need to seal the flowers with some precoat? How do I harden the
weak points?Or do I seal/precoat-harden the whole flower?
Will / should I antitarnish the plated flowers?
Will the flowers deform on standing if small microscopic pores
remain? or simple burst out with the exiting moisture?
Wishing you all a happy new year.