'Distressed Finish' Gourds
'Distressed Finish' Gourds
Box of 8 'Distressed Finish' Gourds Assorted Shapes and Sizes
Approx. 5"-8.9" in diameter.
'Distressed Finish' gourds are beautiful, thick-shelled gourds of superior quality and shape. These gourds are recently harvested and not washed on the outside. The "newer" the skin on the gourd, the more variations you can get because the skin has not broken down all the way.
These "Distressed Finish" Gourds are perfect for creating that fabulous "distressed finish" look with your gourd art! (and they are ONLY available for a few months after April harvest time in limited quantities!)
'Distressed Finish' gourds have a lighter colored, mottled skin that can be lightly sanded and used to create stunning looks in your gourd art!
Please Note: Your ‘Distressed Finish’ Gourd Box may have a gourd with a small crack or blemish hidden by the skin of the gourd.
Be sure to keep your 'Distressed Finish' gourd inside, out of the elements. To keep it from turning dark too quickly, craft and seal it as soon as possible (which will stop it from turning color).
It’s the lighter color of the surface and the beautiful mottling on the skin as it just begins to break down that makes for a great "rustic" look on your gourds.
If you'd like to keep this look on your gourds, we recommend creating your project and applying the final varnish as soon as possible since the waxy skin will continue to break down with time and weather, giving the dried skin a darker look.
'Distressed Finish' mini vases by Jan Seeger.
Shown above, beautiful Canteen Gourd Vase with 'Petroglyphs,' by Christy Barajas. This 'Distressed Finish' gourd was made to look like a stone wall - To see details, click here!
'Distressed Finished' gourd pot by Georgiana Rae.
To get this look, lightly sand your gourd with 320-grit sand paper to knock off any loose dirt or skin, then spray with a high-gloss varnish. A wipe on varnish is not recommended for this as it will remove some of the dried gourd skin. (Always wear a face mask when cleaning or sanding gourds.)
“I LOVE the ‘Distressed’ gourds! I’ve bought unwashed gourds from other farms but they are NOTHING like the quality gourds you sell…[yours] are thick-shelled with beautiful shapes, and even the skin has a more lovely ‘mottled’ look to it…I’m very happy with my purchase. Thank you for the artwork samples, too!”
-Barbara Anne, Patchogue, NY
Pictured above gourd art by Georgiana Rae; created from 'Distressed Finish' gourds.
Distressed Finish' Gourds are very high quality, beautifully-shaped gourds with thick shells, perfect for the discriminating gourd artist who needs a quality product to create with!
Gourds are a natural product and for this item we consider such a flaw to be something that compliments the “distressed” or “rustic” look the gourds are intended for.
Shown above, 'Distressed Finish' gourd art by Pamala Redhawk; Pam calls these "Spirit Gourds" because she says the distressed finish on the gourds shows her all kinds of faces within the patterns!
Eric VanDyke carved the gourds above to appear like pottery. It's incredible how he was able to bring out the natural markings on each gourd!
Because gourds are a natural product, these may have a slightly asymmetrical shape, or shell blemishes in an inconspicuous area, but they are still fabulous gourds!
All Sales Are Final on this box. Boxes may not be returned or refunded.
Please note: Photos are meant to be a general representation of the gourds you will be receiving.