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Comment by Darla Hines on November 14, 2016 at 2:26pm

Beautiful work! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Comment by Julia G. Pulcifer on November 8, 2016 at 8:31pm

Wow - there's a lot of work going on here! I hope you will post finished photos as well. Love your American Pharaoh cup there....!!!

Comment by Helen Child on November 8, 2016 at 10:04am

I agree Bonnie. I was carving in the early 1990s but didn't keep up the development the way you have. I picked it up seriously when I retired. Things have certainly changed and this nice piece is testimony to the evolution.

Comment by Bonnie Gibson on November 8, 2016 at 7:18am

I have loved seeing the progression of gourd carving over the last 15 years or so.  I think I taught my first carving class maybe in the late 90's, and at that time almost nobody was carving on gourds.  Look at how far we have all come!

Comment by Dan DeBruler on November 7, 2016 at 5:19pm

Impressive! I don't have any advice, but that's going to be beautiful.

Comment by tammy evans on November 4, 2016 at 9:03pm

You can also dilute alcohol inks or Fiebings leather dye's with alcohol. Always test on similar surface first. You can also use a blending solution to dilute colors. You can also use acrylic stains , dilute with water or wood stains. Just a thought. It's a beautiful piece.

Comment by Denyse Honeycutt Frothinger on November 3, 2016 at 6:21am

Wow, I can't wait to see this one when it is done. WTG gal....Keep up the great work! And sure hope some one can help you with your questions...Helen's  answer was a good one for sure. thanks to you both for loving this web site. dhf

Comment by Helen Child on November 2, 2016 at 8:57am

Seal the gourd with a clear acrylic and then you can stain it without it being to dark. I recommend ink dyes or acrylic paints.

Comment by Mary Lou Carey on November 1, 2016 at 10:53am

I'm looking for advise on what product to use on this Faux Leather Tooled dye.  Ink dyes are way to dark on the carved gourd surface.  Min Wax stain is as well and I'm concerned about leather dye fading. I've added this to the paint forum and I would appreciate any help.

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