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Oz, I'm new to this site. I have read through all of the topics, can't find what I'm looking for, and am not sure where to post this. I'm working on two vessels where a lot of the interior of the gourd shows. I've spent a ton of time sanding, and I can't find a way to finish the interior.
First, I applied Matte Medium to the interior and then transparent ink dye (which is the finish I like best for the exterior). However, it doesn't give me the look I want for the interior--which is smooth, and transparent. I also tried Gesso and acrylic paint, which I thought might be smooth, but it isn't, and of course, I lose the natural feeling of the gourd. I read about people who use spray paint, but again, that's not the look I want. Any ideas?
Another problem is there seems to be a bit of mold. I read elsewhere about bleaching it, and I'll try that.
I would post this under the forum heading "Gourding Techniques and Tips" .
Also if you are looking for something there are two ways to find it.
1. go up toward the top of the forum page and enter a word or phrase in the search box.
2. go up toward the top of the forum page and and click on the index, this is a list of all the forum topics.
Oz, Thanks! Could you please remove this discussion from my home page. There are now 48 replies, and none of them refer to my question. So, either no one has an answer or it's lost in the larger post. I appreciate it!
Susan, checked your My Page and you only have a few posts on there. I think the 48 you are talking about falls under the heading in this post "Read this before posting" which should be at 50 with this post.
How, and where do I add or change tags that are suitable. No one cares to see dates and photo numbers. Help. Darlene Picard
Darlene read this article where that question was already answered http://gourdartenthusiasts.ning.com/forum/topics/how-to-add-photos
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