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Loofah Gourd Cast in Alumilite for Pen Blanks – Dunkin’ Junk!

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Overall, this was a pretty successful Dunkin’ Junk! test. The loofah material is easy to cast and turn, and the patterns were pretty cool to. You don’t have to stabilize loofah, but you can also dye it using Cactus Juice if you want the loofah to really stand out. I’d recomend cutting the loofah into smaller chunks to get more of the plant showing up in the blanks.

I used a mix of orange dye + pumpkin orange Pearl Ex, and blue dye + turquoise Pearl Ex powder in the first blanks. For the white and red blanks, I just dyed the loofah red using Cactus Juice (didn’t pull vacuum but did bake it in the loofah in the oven. I used a pearl powder that I picked up from a makeup company that’s out of business now, but the Micro Pearl from Pearl Ex would give you similar results.

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