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Cheryl Trotter
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  • Katy, TX
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Product for sude leather look
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I am trying something I've not done before and need some help.  I would like parts of this piece to have a buckskin (rough side) look to it.  I removed the outside skin and sanded it down to remove…Continue

Tags: look, leather

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Trotter Mar 15, 2014.

Anyone bought from Turkey???
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Don't know if this is the right forum for this or not.  Have any of you bought gourd art from Turkey?  I would like to buy a Turkish lamp from someone who has a facebook page, but am having a little…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Trotter Jun 7, 2013.

judging question/let there be light
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I've made some pieces that really look cool when they are lit up.  I didn't want to make them permanent lamps for several reasons but I would like to enter a show with them lit.  I have found a small…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Trotter May 7, 2013.

Selling over seas?
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I have had someone write to me, asking if I can ship a gourd piece to Ireland.  Has anyone run into any problems,  shipping overseas?  Is there a problem shipping a finished gourd piece to another…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Trotter Jun 30, 2012.

 

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Sarah castro left a comment for Cheryl Trotter
"What about Bonnie and family?"
Aug 8, 2016
Cheryl Trotter commented on Hellen Martin's group TEXAS GOURD SOCIETY
"Feeling sad for Bonnie and her family.  :-("
Aug 8, 2016
Cheryl Trotter replied to Cheryl Trotter's discussion Product for sude leather look
"Thanks!"
Mar 15, 2014
Bonnie Gibson replied to Cheryl Trotter's discussion Product for sude leather look
"Cheryl, I sell a bag of texture medium that can be added to regular craft or house paint to give a suede texture.  Send me an email."
Mar 14, 2014
GAE Challenge replied to Cheryl Trotter's discussion Product for sude leather look
"Try on a scrap piece first: to rough up the surface I'd try a textured bit...such as a round ball structured tooth bur. There are also wire brush attachments for the carvers that can be trialed to see if they rough up the surface to get the…"
Mar 14, 2014
Cheryl Trotter posted a discussion

Product for sude leather look

I am trying something I've not done before and need some help.  I would like parts of this piece to have a buckskin (rough side) look to it.  I removed the outside skin and sanded it down to remove marks left by the bits but now it's too smooth.  I tested a scrap of the same gourd and I soaked it in water for a few minuets but it still does not have enough texture or nap.  Anyone know of a product that will raise the texture up, of the inner shell.  Not talking about the inside of the gourd,…See More
Mar 14, 2014
Cheryl Trotter replied to Elizabeth Brunswick's discussion Paints dyes and finishes
"Elizabeth, did you read this http://gourdartenthusiasts.ning.com/forum/topics/does-your-sharpie-marker-bleed-when-finishes-are-applied  .  It sounds like you may have sprayed it on too thick.  Do very light sprays at a time and…"
Feb 8, 2014
Joan Cooper replied to Cheryl Trotter's discussion Plagiarism???
"There is no way I could ever make a copy of someone else's work, I'm not that good, but if I like the design I will change it enough that it has distinct differences in it, My own inspiration.  Dragon flies and indian designs, I use…"
Jan 14, 2014
Cheryl Trotter commented on Hellen Martin's group TEXAS GOURD SOCIETY
"We had a great time at the show this year and with the new members to the board and those who have agreed to stay on, it looks like a bright future for our TGS.  Yes, a special thanks to all the special folks who gave of their time to make the…"
Oct 21, 2013
Cheryl Trotter commented on Hellen Martin's group TEXAS GOURD SOCIETY
"Judy, sounds like you've got a great pup.  So sorry to hear about Sally, she was a great dog. Barbie, I'm sending ya an email."
Oct 7, 2013
Cheryl Trotter commented on Hellen Martin's group TEXAS GOURD SOCIETY
"Oh, come on Judy R, you could knock out a really nice gourd... over night, with one hand tied behind your back and only one eye open ;-)  You still have time to enter!!!!"
Oct 7, 2013
Penny Link replied to Cheryl Trotter's discussion Sanders
"Looking for a good hand sander as well I want one for when I do a bowl to level the gourd so it sits flat any suggestions "
Jul 27, 2013
Cheryl Trotter commented on Bonnie Gibson's photo
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Beetle Garden

"So glad you won the contest!  Can't wait to see it on the cover.  I enjoy the magazine.  Are you going to have an article along with it?"
Jul 7, 2013
Judy Richie commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Shine On

"Thank you, Toni for your very nice compliments on all the gourds."
Jun 23, 2013
Toni Davis commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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The Healing Rock

"Unique is an understatement! Very nice!"
Jun 23, 2013
Toni Davis commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Shine On

"Your finish work is outstanding!"
Jun 23, 2013
Stephen Sanders commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Hummers with Nest

"awsome job, gonna grow gourds next year, just getting ideas now"
Jun 19, 2013
Judy Richie commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Shine On

"Cheryl, I don't plan to enter anything. "
Jun 18, 2013
Jennifer Hershman commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Shine On

"Thank-you so much for your reply, I will look them up, gourd people are the nicest people."
Jun 18, 2013
Cheryl Trotter commented on Cheryl Trotter's photo
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Shine On

"Judy, I understand. There were so many nice gourds there and I expect there will be even more great ones this year :-)  I'm working on one right now that I'll enter and I'm looking forward to what everyone comes up with, you…"
Jun 17, 2013

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Baby basket

Our new grand daughter was very happy being inside a large basket gourd, can't wait to show her how much fun she can have painting one ;-) I'll take the current pic off and post another pose soon.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 5:03pm

Closed coiled, seed beaded and ink dyed gourd

The latest gourd posted was one that I started at the Wuertz class in AZ. The class was on coper shards and alcohol ink dye. The copper shard, was put onto another gourd, this was the gourd I painted with ink dye. I don't know for sure what the colors were, just some taken off the table ;-) One was a yellow/golden color, which was the base, the other was a deep brown and finished with the alcohol to blend them. Really fun to watch how the colors do when the alcohol hits them. The rim was…

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Posted on February 25, 2010 at 7:29am — 5 Comments

Thanks Bonnie

This is a great idea. Is it ok for beginners to post pics? I should have asked first. I'm brand new into doing this but I love it. Do you want only experienced artist to post pictures?

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 2:59pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:15pm on August 8, 2016, Sarah castro said…
What about Bonnie and family?
At 8:03am on February 27, 2013, Hellen Martin said…

I’m personally inviting you to the Louisiana Gourd Society’s 1st Annual Show that will be held April 19-20, 2013 at the Claiborne Parish Fairgrounds located at 1563 Fairgrounds Drive in Haynesville, LA.   

They will have classes both days, gourd art, competition, and kids korner.  Visit their web site ….. www.louisianagourdsociety.org ….. for the class schedule and more information.

Tom and Zelda Hornsby, Bayou Gourds, will have gourds for you to purchase ….. www.bayougourds.com.    Nedra Dennison, Sawdust Connection, will have a wide variety of her many supplies you can purchase ….. www.sawdustconnection.com.   I will be teaching two classes and have a booth with my art and gourd books … www.paintingsbyhellen.com .   There will also be other artists with their gourd art and supplies!!! 

Come join us to have GOURD FUN!  You can shop, take a class, browse the art competition, and see the fabulous gourd creations!

At 10:34am on June 06, 2012, Vickie Seifert gave Cheryl Trotter a gift
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Happy Birthday, Cheryl!
At 10:15pm on March 5, 2012, Phyllis Sickles said…

I do have a website, Cheryl.  It is www.gourdvisions.com

At 10:14pm on March 5, 2012, Phyllis Sickles said…

Thanks, Cheryl

At 4:29am on June 06, 2011, Hellen Martin gave Cheryl Trotter a gift
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Guess who has a BIRTHDAY "tomorrow?" Hope you have a wonderful day planned!!!
At 9:16pm on February 25, 2011, Phyllis Sickles said…

Thanks, Cheryl.  You know when a piece just feels right?  Well, this one was a joy to make.

At 11:46am on February 18, 2011, Mike Peyton said…

Cheryl,

Got your note about teaching at TGS; thanks for the consideration and I will give it some thought.

Mike

PS - Hope all is well. Haven't been able to make any patch meetings cuz all the meetings are at the same times as Hunter's basketball games. Dang!

At 11:42am on October 24, 2010, Linda Prince said…
Hi Cheryl: Just wanted to tell you how much I love your work and I always look forward to seeing a new one. Great job! Happy Gourding, Linda
At 6:38am on October 20, 2010, Betty J Vertin said…
Cheryl-e-mail me privately, Betty Vertin---vertin@hctc.net. Okay?
 
 
 

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