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Geri Gittings
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  • Phoenix, AZ
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Geri Gittings's Discussions

What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
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Hi!  I get some gourd artists saying the Alcohol inks are the best.  Then someone else will say the Pinata Ink dyes are the best then the Welburn Gourd farms alcohol Inks which are also the Memories…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geri Gittings Mar 6.

Soldering a wood burning point that broke
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Can a point on a wood burning tool be soldered so that it will burn again?  I have a tool and I'll go get some solder if it will possibly work.  I haven't had the tool for very long and it it split…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geri Gittings Dec 22, 2015.

I wanted to let everyone know of The problem with the company that sells Detail Master.
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The original company, Leisure Time Products has sold.  It is now DMPS.  Do not purchase from them on line.  They have totally closed their doors even tho they still sell on line.  But you will never…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Tate Apr 12, 2015.

 

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Geri Gittings replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
"It definitely will be a sad day if this GAE website will have to be shut down.  And I agree with Denyse below, "Thank you so much for all your hard work, time, effort, and loving care for the Gourd Art."  I don't go into the…"
Jul 11
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"Thank you again Judy.  I appreciate all the answers.  I'll look on Welburn for the Translucent acrylics.  Geez, I was dreaming about paints last nite.  I remember.  It must be all these question and answers about…"
Mar 6
Judy Richie replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"TransTint is a wood dye.  Pinata is an ink.  Welburn's Translucent acrylics is not an ink and has to be heat dried and water based.  TransTint is the only dye I use.  Inks sometimes streak when used for a solid color…"
Mar 6
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"You gave me the answer!  Thank you very much.  I lean towards the inks as I like it thicker.  You've seen my work so you can tell why.  I still do think I'll get some dyes.  Which of all would you recommend? …"
Mar 5
Judy Richie replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"There is a difference.  First of all one is a dye and the other an ink.  The inks are thicker while the dye is thinner and is like the the leather dyes.  The dyes work better for me for my alcohol dye technique.  Since the inks…"
Mar 4
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"Hi Judy, and thanks.  Yes I've also heard of Trans tint dyes but I've never tried them.  Do you like them?  I just wish I knew the actual difference between alcohol ink dyes and ink dyes.  Maybe there's not really…"
Mar 4
Judy Richie replied to Geri Gittings's discussion What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?
"I can answer what TransTint alcohol based dyes are.  This is a very fade resistant wood dye.  It's thinner than inks and works well for the technique where you want reaction to make the "dotted" or run designs.  It…"
Mar 4
Geri Gittings posted a discussion

What are the differences between different dyes and Alcohol dyes?

Hi!  I get some gourd artists saying the Alcohol inks are the best.  Then someone else will say the Pinata Ink dyes are the best then the Welburn Gourd farms alcohol Inks which are also the Memories Ink dyes.  I do have all the Gourdmaster Inks from Welburn.  Is there a difference between them and if so and what is it.  Stronger colors?  Some that fade?  Etc..  Just curious because when someone starts talking about how much they like a certain product and I don't have it I start thinking I…See More
Mar 2
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion Soldering a wood burning point that broke
"Ok Bonnie, thanks for your response.  I do appreciate it.  There's a company in Canada, Razor Tip that fixes pen tips but by the time I pay the postage and the cost of the fix I might as well buy another.  Appreciate it…"
Dec 22, 2015
Bonnie Adams replied to Geri Gittings's discussion Soldering a wood burning point that broke
"I don't know which kind to use either. I just know that there is acid core, solid, ratio-ed solder such as 60/40, etc. I use one type of solder for soldering brass wire together for sculpture and a different type of solder for stained glass…"
Dec 22, 2015
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion Soldering a wood burning point that broke
"I'm sure it's out of warranty as I bought it in September.  Haven't used it that much but it's still purchased back then.  And NO, I do not know what kind of Solder to use.  Could you tell me please. I bought the…"
Dec 21, 2015
Bonnie Adams replied to Geri Gittings's discussion Soldering a wood burning point that broke
"Can't hurt to try, but it WILL void any warranty your tip might have. Send it in to the manufacturer first and see if they will repair or replace the tip for you. It may cost less than the trip to buy and the cost of the solder. There are…"
Dec 21, 2015
Geri Gittings posted a discussion

Soldering a wood burning point that broke

Can a point on a wood burning tool be soldered so that it will burn again?  I have a tool and I'll go get some solder if it will possibly work.  I haven't had the tool for very long and it it split so I'm hoping!See More
Dec 18, 2015
Marlene Tate replied to Geri Gittings's discussion I wanted to let everyone know of The problem with the company that sells Detail Master.
"Update:  Did more research and did find two sites that sell Detail Master accessories.  Hummul.com and Woodcraft Shop.  I ordered my pens and did receive them but not sure how long the items will be available if the original source is…"
Apr 12, 2015
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion I wanted to let everyone know of The problem with the company that sells Detail Master.
"I agree Marlene.  I was really stunned when I found out although as the time went on I had pretty much figured out something was really wrong.  I even e-mailed the gal I used to order from at Detail Master's Leisure Products.…"
Apr 6, 2015
Geri Gittings replied to Geri Gittings's discussion I wanted to let everyone know of The problem with the company that sells Detail Master.
"Good Bonnie.  Thanks for letting us know.  I don't need one now as I just sent Razor Tip 2 of the pens that had tips broken.  Always take that chance when you're teaching others how to woodburn.  "
Apr 6, 2015

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At 12:56pm on August 7, 2012, Linda Kincaid said…

Geri,Thanks for your info. I buy most of my gourds here in South Carolina but have gotten a few from Wurtz and Welborn that are very thick. but the main gourd work I've been doing is making jewelry from shards with a friend, and she's shown me how to do closed coiled weaving around rims, and I'm hooked on that right now. Of course I have to woodburn a design on the shards and gourds before anything since that is what I love most.

I hope you are doing well and I must tell you your work is just great. I love seeing what my GAE friends are doing, it is so inspiring.

At 8:02am on May 01, 2012, GAE Challenge gave Geri Gittings a gift
At 6:33pm on February 15, 2011, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…
Hey, Geri.......stopping by to say hi. I am back on antibiotics for my sinus' and haven't had much energy, but I owe you an email   :-)
At 1:37pm on September 09, 2010, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips gave Geri Gittings a gift
At 1:36pm on September 9, 2010, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…
awwwww, thank you Geri. I was my pleasure. If I can help in any way just let me know. If I can.........LOL I will !
I finally got a couple of pics up of the gourd I just finished, that I used alcohol ink dyes on.
At 11:29am on September 8, 2010, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…
thank you Geri for your compliment on that blue gourd....LOL I wasn't sure if I even liked it. The blues on that one were a mixture of memories ink dyes ( water based)
Hey, I will send you a link or two for those dyes I was telling you about. There are video tutorials and I've been having such fun with them. you can get many effects. Some feel they are not as fade resistent as the transtint, but I haven't heard any complaints and they are said to be non fading...soooo :)
At 7:34pm on September 7, 2010, Janice Hill said…
Geri,
Woodcraft sells Transtints. They sell for about $18.00
Janice Hill :^)
At 5:19pm on August 31, 2010, Linda Kincaid said…
Geri, you are getting better and better!!! I love the new gourds. Sure wish I could have a lesson with you with the watercolors and watercolor pencils. I bought some last week and have played with them some but it wasn't going well so I quit for now. Your work is great. Linda
At 7:30am on August 26, 2010, Linda Kincaid said…
Happy Birthday Geri, Hope you have a great day!!!! Linda
At 6:00pm on July 10, 2010, Christine Pace said…
Thanks for the info Geri!
 
 
 

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