"It wasn't a terribly thick gourd and I had some issues with the filigree due to that. The next one I do, I'll make sure it is quite thick. I ended up having to use some hardener to "shore up" a few soft spots."
"Thanks! I've been kind of leaning in that direction (clear sealer) as I really like how it looks. On the next I try, then I might try doing something in 3 color graduations with the filigree the lightest, the "white" lines one step…"
"Yes, I did just draw in what I wanted for lines and then filigreed the other areas. Some of the filigree areas seem too "rough" though and I'm already thinking of trying another and doing the filigree smaller and finer. It is very…"