Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gourd Witching

Start with.....
a few dried gourds...'mold and dirt' are part of the by product
 during the process of a gourd curing...so don't be put off by this...

soak the gourds for 15-20 minutes in some warm soapy water..
you can do this in a tub or sink...I always wet and cover the gourds
with a couple of old tea towels...this helps to keep them uniformly 
wet...lay down some newspaper...and start by scraping with a dull
knife and finish off with a metal dish scraper...the kind grandma or
great grandmother used to clean those pots and pans...rinse off all
the residue and...

let the  gourds air dry completely

Start with a couple coats of black acrylic paint...
Use acrylic paints for the hands and face ...light greens
or tan colored flesh tones are best... you can use
white acrylic paints or gel pens to design their clothes

VOILA !!

Betty

Carmen

Cheryl

Stella

Vickie

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