Introduction: Gilded Striped Decorative Gourds

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Styling another shoot and needed some props for a bookshelf.  So I gilded these "he" & "she" gourds that I had around and never figured out what to do with it.  They look much more interesting in their gilded state.  They would look striking on a mantel, marble shelf, window ledge or where ever.

Step 1: Materials

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Gourds (these are 12" and 10" tall)
Tape
Metallic paint (Rust-oleum metallic accents)
Paint brush
Paper 

Step 2: Masking & Painting

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Tape the gourds in the striped width you like.  Here they vary from 2" to 1 1/2" wide.  It took about 4 - 6 coats of paint since I didn't use primer.  I painted with pots of paint vs. spray paint as I didn't want to tape up entire gourd and wanted a more hand painted look to it.  Let dry between coats.  Peel the tape off carefully when fully dry.  Now your ready to display them.

Comments

These are so pretty and simple. Nice!

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