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White Butterfly Basket

The first few pictures are of the 2001 White Butterfly basket as a work in progress. The bowl measures 12-1/2 inches diameter by 9 inches in height.
The final two pictures are of the finished basket. I turned it into a potpourri basket as you will see in the final photographs.
The scent is vanilla.

Front
(WIP)
Front

Left
(WIP)
left

Back
(WIP)
back

Right
(WIP)
right

Top
(WIP)
top


Top
Here is the top of the finished bowl.
I layered gold leaf on the entire edge. It certainly sets off the white of the bowl's sides.
I made the potpourri ingredients by hand rather than go out and buy a ready made one. Potpourri ingredients include: five kinds of gold ribbons twisted into horns, five different kinds of gold cordages tied into bows, sandollars, gold-tinted starfish, feathers (goose, emu and others), shredded wrapping tissue paper, gold and white rose-shaped candles, gold bells both with a cordage bow and wrapped in gold mesh cloth, and of course, lots of scent. I chose vanilla since that is a scent most folks find pleasing. It seemed to fit the bride-like gold and white tones of the bowl.
FInished bowl with scented potpourri

A side shot shows the light gold touches of color I stroked on the high spots of the butterfly.

Gourd provided for this project by Sandlady's Gourd Farm


2001 Gourd Art Gallery by Kasin Hunter?

or

Art From My Heart gourd art gallery
Kasin's email or 
Kasin Keep gourd art gallery?