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acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"
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I am fairly new to gourd art. I have had trouble getting acrylic ink to cover certain spots on a couple of gourds. I  washed and lightly sanded the gourds before using a cotton round to apply the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arturo J. Ramirez Mar 3, 2014.

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Arturo J. Ramirez replied to Martha Wood's discussion acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"
"I wash my hands frequently when handling or painting gourds. If you have any lotions, cooking grease or body oils on your finger tips and you touch the gourd, it will not allow the paint to adhere. I don't know if this is the problem, but…"
Mar 3, 2014
Lisa Michelle replied to Martha Wood's discussion acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"
"I'm new to the Acrylic inking, and have been trying to read up on beginning it. I am un"
Nov 30, 2013
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"These are gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought it was safe to boil hydrogen peroxide though."
Aug 9, 2013
Kathie Clinesmith replied to Martha Wood's discussion acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"
"You might have had places where the skin was not completely removed and/or some other clear paint or glue got on it.  I've had both things happen and leave bare or lighter colored spots."
Jul 21, 2013
Rhonda Kesner replied to Martha Wood's discussion acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"
"I'm not sure what acrylic ink you are using. You might try spraying with  a fixative first. This gives the gourd some "teeth" to hold onto the ink. If you are using a solid coloring and don't want any "gourd" to…"
Jul 16, 2013
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acrylic ink leaving "bald spots"

I am fairly new to gourd art. I have had trouble getting acrylic ink to cover certain spots on a couple of gourds. I  washed and lightly sanded the gourds before using a cotton round to apply the ink. I end up with "bald spots" on the gourd in certain places. Is this normal? If not, what do I need to do?See More
Jul 16, 2013
Martha Wood replied to Joan C. Parker's discussion primer
"I am fairly new to all of this. I have had trouble getting acrylic ink to cover certain spots on a gourd. I have washed and lightly sanded the gourd before using a cotton round to apply the ink. I end up with "bald spots" on the gourd in…"
Jul 15, 2013
Darlene Propp left a comment for Martha Wood
"Welcome,  Martha. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own, but please no more than 25. And…"
Oct 26, 2012

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I have just started learning to use gourds as artwork. I find it challenging to work on a 3-dimensional surface as opposed to a flat surface. I am looking for knowledge and ideas.

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At 3:05pm on October 26, 2012, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Martha. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own, but please no more than 25. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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