Yes I have some thoughts on your objectives as I am currently
plating fresh Orchids and Roses.I can’t say they are perfect from
an ornamantal stand point but I’m still perfecting the production
protocol.( I silver palte mine and currently am stabilising the
finer points of the silver/microns and antitarnish…
You might try the following,first with sturdy stem plants and
then work down to more delicate ones.(Orchids on stems are
difficult as they are fragile at point of attatchment of leaves
to stem.Individual leafs are no problem, stemed is a different
1.Brush paint conductive paint.( you can retain fine plant
details if you dont over coat the item).
2.Air drying for 3/4 hours.Ensure that drying is done in a clean
environment that does not leave painted object to catch
3.Plate the object.The thickness can be worked on as per the
kind of plant to ensure a rigid and durable structure.
#3 is subject your experiance with plating.I coppper plate my
flowers.You can do the same it works. I use a bright acid copper
bath for the plating.As the resultant output will be rigid and
durable you could work on it further.Buildup a good copper
coating and then enamel as one would enamel copper objects.
Hope the above may help???Any additions clarification please
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