09-PB Sunflower Days Gourd

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Sunflower Days By Patti Blackburn 14”w x 11”h $150 Inspired by the sunflowers in my garden, I chose a large hard-shelled gourd to cover with sunflowers. Two-part Apoxie Sculpt was used to form the leaves and flowers. Each petal was hand moulded, placing the base layer on the gourd as each one was formed. The top layer was formed one petal at a time when the bottom layer was completely dry. Painting the sunflowers was difficult, getting the paintbrush in to reach all parts of the petal. Rich mahogany stain was painted on the exposed gourd, with the inside painted gold.
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