Oh My Gourds 2…….

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………………..

bothgourdornamentsgourdornament1 gourdornament2This 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


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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