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Gourd with red rim and long black beads

I patiently dropped one drop of alcohol ink, let it dry (mostly), then dropped another, while holding the gourd still so the drops didn't run. Takes time! The rim is red dyed sea grass, accented with long black beads (from Michael's).

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Comment by Paula Henderson on December 14, 2016 at 1:26pm

Thanks, It seems to have so much luster for an unvarnished gourds, I'm surprised.  No problem with scratching?

Comment by Barbara McGeachy on December 14, 2016 at 12:03pm

I don't varnish them.  This is just the natural finish after alcohol ink. 

Also, I didn't do anything to the gourd before adding the ink (just cleaned it!).

FYI.. the black edges of the colors are natural - this is what happens when alcohol ink stops running.

Comment by Paula Henderson on December 13, 2016 at 3:19pm

Would you tell me the kind of varnish you use on alcohol inks?

Comment by Barbara Van Vleck on July 16, 2016 at 7:39pm

Nice effect and colors.  Like it!

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