I have so much fun when I'm working on these gourds, from the cutting, cleaning and creating! The outside body of the gourd is painted with transparent yellow gourd paint and I used acrylic paints for the butterfly, I then sealed it with clear acrylic spray. For the finishing touch on the rim I used pine needles and bees wax thread. All my gourds are heated and sealed inside with paraffin wax. This gourd bowl is 4" tall by 15 1/2" around. Thank you so much for visiting!