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Old 03-05-2019, 08:47 PM
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Artist's Conk Mushroom

Just curious if anyone here has ever used it for artwork. During the summer months it can be scratched on with a needle and that area will turn dark and then can be preserved with varnish and it also dries too. The winter months which I just picked can be painted on or wood burned. I'm going to attempt to paint and wood burn on the ones I picked and just was curious if anyone here has used these shelf mushrooms for their artwork?
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:17 PM
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Re: Artist's Conk Mushroom

I found this thread from sixteen years ago!

I looked them up, it's pretty interesting. The trees around here seem to have a lot of them.

Can't wait to see what you do with them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:50 PM
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Re: Artist's Conk Mushroom

Haven't seen this done. The needle scratching sounds particularly interesting as it becomes something unique to this substrate. Do you have a limited time to complete the work so that the scratches will darken? Is it an oxidation process that only occurs when the conk is still growing?
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:10 AM
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Re: Artist's Conk Mushroom

Well that is certainly an intriguing idea!
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:49 PM
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Re: Artist's Conk Mushroom

I haven't either but will check out this link.
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