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Painted Gourds

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Other
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Gourds and acrylic paints

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What are you most proud of? The designs I was able to create!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient, if you want very detailed gourds like I have painted, this might be a few day project! It took me about 4 days to paint all 5 gourds. Come back to it if you get tired or frustrated so you won't lose interest or your patience! Have fun and use LOTS of color! These can be painted to match any decor!

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SOOOOOO Colorful !!! Love them , I want to try this but on small gourds !!! Thanks for you idea !!!

02/26/2013 Flag

I would like to do shakers with this idea :) Love it

04/13/2013 Flag

This is my first project with gourds, I am finally able to successfully dry and clean a gourd, (after several attempts) So for painting I am starting very simple. Could I use acrylic spray paint, then the sealer once the paint has dried? I have a pair shaped gourd and an apple shaped gourd. One solid color for each. Then maybe next time I'll try something a little more daring. You have a beautiful technique I would love to work up to. One last question, Could I place the completely painted/dry gourd under a glass dome (Garden Cloche) in- doors?

02/18/2015 Flag

Love your designs. Great job!

01/01/2016 Flag

wondering how you get the yellow to be so brilliant...I haven't had much luck with that particular color

01/13/2016 Flag