Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer Gourd Bowl


I’m going to show you a very simple but beautiful bowl that I created out of a gourd, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Sakura Yuzen Paper. To begin with you must clean the outside of your gourd, cut it open and clean the inside and you are ready to start. These are the supplies that I used:

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One thing I failed to get in the picture is the gold trim that I used for around the top. It was so simple to do, I brushed the Crystal Lacquer onto the gourd and applied strips of paper on top of it. Once I covered the gourd, I went over it with Crystal Lacquer to seal it and then glued the gold trim around the top. Here’s the final result:

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Isn’t this a beautiful bowl? I love the designs on the Yuzen paper. It is actually paper that is handmade and printed in China for Sakura. There are several designs in one package and it can be purchased from Sakura. The Crystal Lacquer puts a wonderful finish on it also. Now I used a gourd because I had one handy that was round, but you could cover glass, plastic, etc. to make your bowl. You should give this project a try because you get almost immediate gratification. Do you like it? Let me know, I would love to hear from you.



Mosaic Magpie said...

It is beautiful! I never thought of decoupaging paper to a gourd.

Brenda Burfeind said...

Very beautiful. I need to check out that paper.

Anonymous said...

This is sensational!

Creando Con Detalles said...

Love this, it's absolutely Gorgeous! I would have wished to have seen this when I lived in Puerto Rico and had access to tons of gourd!

Kitty said...

That's just superb Barb! You never cease to floor me with your creative genius! :)