Transparent Acrylics vs. Ink Dyes
GourdMaster™ Transparent Acrylics have the same, beautiful semi-transparent quality as GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes, but because they are made using pigment rather than dye as the main carrier of color, they appear more bold and vibrant.Unlike a dye, the pigments act to "block" some of the background color of the gourd, making the pigment colors stand out more.
"The best feature of the [transparent] acrylics is the INTENSITY of the colors and the ease of use. They spread just like the ink [dyes], very evenly ...They also wipe off easily with water [or Formula 49] (when still "wet") off the gourd and are extremely FORGIVING."
"...Can't thank you enough for the best coloring medium yet for gourds!! Please make more colors.
P.S. Also used them by mixing them with ink [dyes] to make additional shades and new colors that worked fantastically as well.
Thanks again." - Dianne Connelly, Gourd Artist and Instructor