What happens if we apply varnish on leaves like we do on wood?
Well, I am doing an experiment to see what happens if we put varnish on leaves. I have collected some fallen leaves and applied Clear Satin Varnish. So, let’s see what happens. I will keep posting the results regularly from day one till the end that what is happening to leaves and their colours and how long the leaves and colours stay preserve for and in what states.
Leaves image before varnish is applied. Click to enlarge image.
Varnished applied. Click to enlarge image.
Couple of days after the leaves got dried, some leaves started getting curly and crisp and same things happen to other leaves a week later but the colour of leaves stayed the same.
I have put some of curled leaves inside the book and that made them straight. This could happen to any leaves. Some leaves take long time to become curl and crisp and some don’t, it all depends on the condition and age of leaves . There is no changes in the colours of the leaves. it is 10 days now and some of leaves still not decomposed yet.
Within this experiment,I also found that with the varnish, we cannot stop leaves being decayed if it is already been started. Decomposition will carry on and spread on leaves as much as it is bad, it depends how bad it is. The more older and strong fungus the more it will effect to leaves. The decomposition turn the leaves colour brown but some part of leaves does not get effect with decomposition. It all depends that how strong decomposition fungus is.