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Robert Horton commented on Robert Horton's photo
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"Thank you for the comment Bonnie."
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Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo
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The Garden

"Thanks, Debbie. "
1 hour ago
Hellen Martin replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"Nope.  ;o)  When I stain the outside area of the gourd, I just put a puddle on it on a paper plate. I rub it in with a circle cotton pad and dry it with my heating tool.  I LOBE the Bright Red.  I will put two coat of it ...…"
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Debbie Wilson/Visions in Wood commented on Judy Richie's photo
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The Garden

"This is so lovely! Love Love the colors!"
1 hour ago
Rhonda Kesner replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"Helen, do you cut your TransTint with denatured alcohol? If so, how much?  "
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Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo
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"Thanks, Rhonda.  It's so much fun playing with the dyes.  Now, I have to see if I can do it again.  I have some other flowers in mind. "
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Rhonda Kesner commented on Judy Richie's photo
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"Cool--these are very nice--I will try that soon. Of course your beautiful coiling/beads really set them off so nicely too. "
1 hour ago
Hellen Martin replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"No matter how you look at it Ink dyes are transparent, not opaque.  Have you considered trying wood stains?  My favorite is TransTint.  The colors are beautiful.  I occasionally use it to stain the outside of my gourds by…"
1 hour ago
Judy Richie posted a photo

The Garden

This is a challenge for those with Alcohol dyes. I was playing with the dyes and found I could do flowers. So, I challenge ya'll to go and play and post your photos so we can see what you came up with.
2 hours ago
Jane Mawson replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"Thank you Hellen. I will wax coat twice then mix dye with varnish to apply. If there are any other inks that give a more uniform color that you or anyone can think of, please let me know!"
2 hours ago
Hellen Martin replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"Hi Jane!  The best thing for you to do is carve several areas on an bad gourd and try what you mentioned.  The carved area will absorb the dyes and be much darker than if you put them on the hard shell of the gourd.  Many times the…"
3 hours ago
Carol Fontenot commented on Carol Fontenot's photo
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Groovy

"Thank you, this was my second gourd I made, I am a newbe at this "
3 hours ago
 

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