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non toxic finishes
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I have been working with gourds for a while now and I am really tired of breathing fumes from sealers.  I would love some ideas for non toxic sealers that others have tried.  Today I used Watco…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oz - Admin #2 Jan 11, 2012.

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"Thank you all for the kind comments! I haven't shared my work on-line till now. I am selling well locally and thinking it may be time to branch out."
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"very nice:)"
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"OH my this is great!  I love the design and your pyrography is flawless!  Well Done!"
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"Great colors and design!  The tendrils wrapped around the stem are unique ... thanks for sharing!"
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"Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I am starting early with my Dia Los Muertos designs to get ahead of the season."
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"Original!  Very well executed.  Stem treatment is the perfect touch."
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Oz - Admin #2 replied to Carrie Rubalcava's discussion non toxic finishes
"Moved your topic to the correct area under Finishes. Oz Admin #2"
Jan 11, 2012
Carrie Rubalcava replied to Carrie Rubalcava's discussion non toxic finishes
"Thanks Bonnie, I was thinking that the butcher block oil was too easy.  I have seen the polished gourds and they are beautiful!  Most of my designs are stained or dyed all over, can you do that over the stains?  How time consuming is…"
Jan 7, 2012
Bonnie Adams replied to Carrie Rubalcava's discussion non toxic finishes
"Just like a butcher block countertop, you would have to reseal it occasionally. Dust will collect on an oily surface that can't just be dusted off, so it needs periodic washing/rinsing. Continued washing will break down the oily finish,…"
Jan 7, 2012

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I have been working with gourds for the last 10 years. Creating all types of art, dolls, containers, baskets, bird houses etc. and truly loving it. I would like to share and learn from others at this point in my journey.

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At 10:51am on January 6, 2012, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Carrie. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

At 10:45am on January 6, 2012, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Carrie. We’re glad you’re here. There are many  activities and discussions in which you may want to participate.  Look around and join in.  Add some  photos of your own. And have fun!  The  GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page.   Darlene

 
 
 

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