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    Painting/drawing on animal bone?

    Sooo I am trying to do a project for a friend that requires painting/drawing onto animal bone.
    I am thinking that if i prime the area first with spray-paint I should be good to go with acrylic paint, charcoal, or graphite right (as long as the medium is sealed after I would assume)?
    Does anyone have any experience working on this material that could maybe give some incite? Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    You could use acrylic directly on bone without any priming. Depending on how the bone has been cleaned/prepared, charcoal and graphite might take better on an unprimed surface as well. If you do want to prime it, I'd use a couple of thin coats of acrylic gesso, or a matte spray primer, so that it has some tooth.


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