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I have to echo Bonnie's comment. There is NOTHING like continuing to complete gourds. Many new ideas and techniques will be learned each gourd that is completed. These are stunning pieces! Keep up the great gourd work. Arturo
Yes, there is a difference between Acrylic Ink and Gourd Ink. I use the FW brand of acrylic ink. Gourd ink may refer to Ink Dye(must be heat set and would run if used in the pen) or maybe India Ink which is what is generally used in a Rapidiograph Pen, a technical drawing pen used for pen and ink drawings, drafting and more.
Ink Dye would be an excessively expensive ink to try using it in the pens, too.
If using Acrylic Ink in your Rapidiograph pens, use them, then clean them out after use. They will clog your pen if left for long periods without use. Leftover Acrylic Ink in the pen's reservoir can be dumped back in the bottle. You also need to fully disassemble the pen parts during cleaning to get all the Acrylic Ink out of the pen.
I get the Acrylic Inks online at Jerry's Artarama.
Hi Judy, go to your settings located in the upper right hand corner of the page. Click on PRIVACY and make sure the comment (post) on "blogs, pictures" option is set to "anyone." That should put the comment box back on your photo pages.-Kim
Hi Judy, Here are a few pics of my Thunder Drums. They are quite different from Ron's but I've sold all but one that I've made. No one seems to want Santa sitting on the pottie making thunder! Go figure!Thunder%20Drums%20-%20Copy.JPG