Okay, so I decided to go very simple for my first attempt at painting the egg sized gourds. If you search the web, you will find some supremely elaborate designs and some of them are stunningly beautiful. Not knowing how the paint would dry, how many coats of paint I would need, or truly what would stick to the surface I guess you could say I chickened out, ha ha, and played it safe.
I can report though that the paint adhered easily, there was not one problem with the drying, and you definitely need 2-3 coats of acrylic paint for full coverage. Oh, and puff paints work fantastic too, adding dimension to the fun.
With out any further delay………………..
This was quite a lot of fun. I still have 23 more gourds to play around with. I think I will play around with my wood burning tools next. There is still plenty of time to experiment and have some fun. These first two are okay, simple and look nice on a tree. I still would like a little something more. Not sure what that is, but I will know it when I see it.
Until next time………….. Cyn