Sunday, February 22, 2015

Painted Birdhouse Gourd

I took one of the gourds and decided to paint it before hanging it up.  I've seen these all over the internet, and even on some of the seed company sites that I go to as an example of what you can do with these gourds, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Started with a coating of solid background color....a pale sage green, two coats.
 Then I found a picture of a bird online that I thought I could copy -- you didn't think I'd free hand this thing, did you? Ha!  Anyway, I penciled it in and then started painting....It took a couple of days since I had to wait in between for each area to dry.
The final piece, with two coats of clear waterproofing.  I like how it turned out!

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