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Cheryl Lewis commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Very nice piece.  Really like your color combinations and the wood burning. "
22 minutes ago
Hellen Martin commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Ode to Blue 2

"You got a really nice fit with the lid.  That can be a challenge sometimes."
3 hours ago
Cheryl Lewis commented on Bonnie Gibson's photo
5 hours ago
Brenda Jamison posted photos
7 hours ago
melissa lee jones replied to Jean Clark's discussion Faux Marable painting
"I haven't tried it, but saw a video somewhere that showed using spray paint on the water then dipping the object."
11 hours ago
Jean Clark posted a discussion

Faux Marable painting

Hello; I am trying to do some marble painting on egg gourds. I have base painted white, I have tried using soap in water and no soap water, putting nail polish on the water, when I dip the gourd into water it just globs up on my gourd. Does anyone have suggestions or another way to do this faux marble technique?ThanksJeanSee More
12 hours ago
laurie rothberg commented on Jennifer Hershman's photo


"Great work, Jennifer!"
12 hours ago
Estè Wiggill commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Experiment

"Beautiful piece!"
17 hours ago
Amy Gelley commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

Frog gourd five

"Really love what you are doing!  Great accomplishment, you've achieved so much!!"
Amy Gelley commented on Bonnie Gibson's photo

Yes, this is a gourd - light shirt

"Terrific idea!  Have to have one!"
Amy Gelley commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

Frog and Butterfly gourd

"Soooo creative.  Is the butterfly separate?  Lovely work.."
Amy Gelley commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

Frog and Butterfly gourd in green

"Denise, Just love your work!"


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