I think I will leave it as is rather than go back with another gloss coat. It’s okay if they’re a bit different and it’s always nice to have an item be done rather than needing more work. 😀
I definitely see them as bug colony related. I need to experiment more but I can see myself making a whole field of these things. This one was made with a 2 litre bottle, but there are lots of other size bottles and I can just cut a subsection of the top of a bottle and make different sizes.
The interesting thing will be trying to figure out how to make other types of exits than just the top. I imagine if I took the bottle side and cut a hole before deforming it with heat I could make something work.