some answers for patrick:
1. I use photobucket. When you upload a picture you get 3 lines under it (url,tag,img). If you copy the img line into your post, the picture will show up in it.
2. As I said before, I use an israeli brand, since I'm in israel, of a synthetic polyurethane gloss paint and that is why the guitar is already a little shiny.
you can read about it here (it's in english):
this paint is not good for the first background Since it's very smooth and the paint in the water will slide on it instead of sticking to it.and it needs 2-3 weeks to dry properly otherwise it has a bad reaction to the clear (I found out the hard way).
3. I started out with the project guitar website totorial and did a lot of experimenting with different colors until I got this one.I do use borax in the water about an hour before I swirl. I reduce the color as little as possible, until I'm happy with the way it spreads in the water.when i swirl the color in the water I look for places that have thick color layer and spread them a little with a small stick. I try not to put too much paint in the water to begin with. I wait for about a minute until the paint stops moving and only then I dip. If your dipping bucket is large enough, move the guitar from side to side alittle to get some flowing patterns.
4. When I pull the guitar out of the water, I use a hair dryer to dry it fast. I look at it from all sides looking for potential runs and sags and dry them first.
you will need help for it. Someone to blow the paint sideways when you pull the guitar out, and hold it while you dry it with the blow dryer.
eventually, if I don't like what I see, because swirls are not accurate and unexpectable, I wipe the guitar down before it gets dry. I do get runs and spots from time to time. It's unavoidable.