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Paints dyes and finishes

Is there a product I can use on a carved area,in my case carved shingles, that I can paint on and then wipe off so that only the deepest gr…

Started by Sue Robinson

4 Apr 20
Reply by Darlene Propp

What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?

Hi!  I get some gourd artists saying the Alcohol inks are the best.  Then someone else will say the Pinata Ink dyes are the best then the W…

Started by Geri Gittings

7 Jan 20
Reply by Nedra Denison

spray glitter

I was wondering if I can put spray glitter on a finished gourd.  I have already painted and sprayed it with kyrlon clear finish.  Will it b…

Started by Angie Santiago

1 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Sarah castro

Applying varnish

I have started using GourdMaster ink dyes recently. After I finished applying my color and dried it I started to varnish using the GourdMas…

Started by terri bischoff

2 Jul 6, 2016
Reply by linda huppert

Rit dye and paper rush

Has anyone successfully used Rit Dye on paper rush? If so what are the steps? I tried to find this online and Youtube. I do not see a threa…

Started by Diane Bruder

0 Jun 19, 2016

Has anyone used Elementals?

I found this great set of metallic ink pens called Elementals. The ink is supposed to be permanent and fade resistant. They are the size of…

Started by Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips

2 Jan 30, 2016
Reply by Kathie Clinesmith

Water color crayons for gourds?

I have a set of water color crayons from the Stamping Up Company. Has anyone tried them for decorating gourds? If so , did they hold up ove…

Started by Christine Garrison

7 Jan 3, 2016
Reply by April Boyd

Does your Sharpie Marker Bleed when finishes are applied?

OK, I've been testing some different lacquers on Sharpies on gourds. What seems to work without bleeding the markers are Satin Finish Lacqu…

Started by Bonnie Adams

11 Dec 20, 2015
Reply by Bonnie Gibson

Finish that will not yellow carved gourd

i have recently finished two carved gourds and want the carving to remain its original nice white color. However when I spray a clear finis…

Started by Katherine Plisko

5 Nov 1, 2015
Reply by Phyllis dufour

Deep clear finishes

I love it when I scrub a gourd in the sink and all the junk comes off to reveal all the cool markings  resembling a turned wood bowl. I hav…

Started by Barry Sholder

5 Sep 7, 2015
Reply by Giovanni Selles


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