There has been some interest in the use of fancy foils on gourds. I hope the following photos will guide you in their use.

One drop of ink

Another drop of ink

One drop of ink

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This is where  "patience and practice"  is important. Add a drop of blending solution in the center of your ink drop. Let it bloom. 

The ink blower

Another drop of ink

One drop of ink

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You can spread the ink by using a hand held ink blower.

Another drop of ink

Another drop of ink

Blending Solution and Blower

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Add one drop of another color and blending solution and gently move the color with the ink blower. 

Blending Solution and Blower

Blending Solution and Blower

Blending Solution and Blower

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Concentrate on one small area. If a spot is too dark or concentrated, add a drop of blending solution or another color and blow to separate the dark spot. 

Using the Ink Blower

Blending Solution and Blower

Using the Ink Blower

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Creating Dark Lines

Blending Solution and Blower

Using the Ink Blower

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 Darker concentrated areas will take longer to dry. When the dark areas are slightly sticky you can rub in foils to add a bit of spark.

Fancy Foil

Burnish the Foil

Burnish the Foil

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The foil’s “color” side must face up.

Burnish the Foil

Burnish the Foil

Burnish the Foil

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I use a serving spoon to burnish the foil.


A lot of Foil ?

Burnish the Foil

Or A Little Foil?

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Or A Little Foil?

Or A Little Foil?

Or A Little Foil?

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