Many people these days are painting with alcohol inks and playing with alcohol inks. I myself use them to normally color the gourds that I'm working with but recently I decided to just play with them on a gourd I was making.
Materials used in this project:
1 Med/Large Cannonball Gourd
A variety of alcohol inks that go together
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Proxxon Micromot Rotary Tool 50/E
White Spray Paint
Kamar Varnish (if you use this the ink won't move again)
To begin with I marked a circle where I wanted to cut my hole. After a little trial and error I now know what size to make it. I then drilled a hole inside the hole with my Proxxon Micromot Rotary Tool 50/E to start my blade in. Next I cut the hole with my Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
I sprayed the gourd with the white paint to give it a uniform surface to drop the ink on, plus gourds have a lot of yellow in their shell and some colors like blue do not keep their true colors.
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