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Removing paint from a gourd
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Before any knowledge was gathered about gourds, I bought one that was painted solid. It is the perfect size for the project I have in mind and would like to know if it is possible to remove the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ginny Kendig Apr 7, 2014.

Using Inlace
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I am ready to try inlace and would like to know what I should buy.  I have notes taken  from a class given by Bonnie, but now I am trying to decipher what those notes mean!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nedra Denison Aug 30, 2010.

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Ginny Kendig replied to Ginny Kendig's discussion Removing paint from a gourd
"Thank you Sherrie for the info, I will give it a try."
Apr 7, 2014
sherrie seago replied to Ginny Kendig's discussion Removing paint from a gourd
"My granddaughter brought this to me from her high school art classes - and it works most of the time!  Just take ordinary hand sanitizer and put a medium coat on the area to be stripped - let it sit a bit and wipe it down,  I use this a…"
Apr 7, 2014
Ginny Kendig replied to Alice Pawlowski's discussion shows, selling, photographing gourds
"Sorry to hear of this sham.  It would be great if you could work on getting your money back, but in a  class action case the lawyer is usually the only one getting money back.  Can you find anything that seems to be illegal with what…"
Feb 11, 2014
Ginny Kendig replied to Ginny Kendig's discussion Removing paint from a gourd
"I am now convinced to use this painted gourd for just painting. Thanks to all for your help."
Nov 28, 2013
Ginny Kendig commented on Miriam Joy's photo
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Peacock Gourd

"This is a beautiful technique. Could this be done on a gourd that has a base coat of paint on it? I have purchased your crayon set, is that what you used? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks."
Nov 26, 2013
Ginny Kendig replied to Ginny Kendig's discussion Removing paint from a gourd
"Thanks, I was hoping for an easy method as these seem to be the perfect shape.  Do you think I could carve on it or would the paint be bad for the dremel bits?"
Nov 26, 2013
Debbie McMonagle replied to Ginny Kendig's discussion Removing paint from a gourd
"Paint stripper is so caustic it would probably damage the gourd skin. A new gourd would be cheaper than the paint stripper. "
Nov 25, 2013
Ginny Kendig posted a discussion

Removing paint from a gourd

Before any knowledge was gathered about gourds, I bought one that was painted solid. It is the perfect size for the project I have in mind and would like to know if it is possible to remove the paint. Should I use paint remover? Or better to forget it and use a different gourd?
Nov 25, 2013
Ginny Kendig commented on Barbara Becker Wolters's photo
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Zentangle Gourd pic 2

"Thank you Barbara."
Mar 13, 2012
Ginny Kendig commented on Barbara Becker Wolters's photo
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Zentangle Gourd pic 2

"Beautiful work of art.  I am trying to find information on the best wood burner to buy.  I have an Everglades unit at present, but have not used it much and one tip does not work already.  Also if the Everglades unit is adaptable to…"
Mar 12, 2012
Ginny Kendig commented on Deb Lawrence's photo
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Woodpecker 1

"Your work is beautiful.  If you would be so kind as to share the brand of the woodburning tool you use I would appreciate it.  I am having trouble with a unit that I own.   "
Mar 12, 2012
Hellen Martin left a comment for Ginny Kendig
"Hi ... Glad to be your friend.  I wasn't at the TX Festival last year so don't know what that dust collector was.  You might ask Judy Richie because I know she was there.  Mine is in storage at the moment because we are in…"
Jan 26, 2012
Ginny Kendig replied to Katie Cisco's discussion Studio, Workshops
"Thanks Claudette for the info.  I will keep trying to build one with all these ideas.  Ginny"
Jan 24, 2012
Ginny Kendig replied to Katie Cisco's discussion Studio, Workshops
"Thanks Sandy,  I can see why you are drooling about it.  Good luck,  Ginny"
Jan 24, 2012
Ginny Kendig replied to Katie Cisco's discussion Studio, Workshops
"Sandy,  What is the brand of the unit you are drooling about?"
Jan 23, 2012
Ginny Kendig replied to Katie Cisco's discussion Studio, Workshops
"Does your dust extractor work really well or do you also use a dust vacuum?  I have been looking for some help on this matter.  When I was at the gourd show in Kerrville, Tx. a few years ago I saw a unit that was being sold but cannot find…"
Jan 23, 2012

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At 6:09am on January 26, 2012, Hellen Martin said…

Hi ... Glad to be your friend.  I wasn't at the TX Festival last year so don't know what that dust collector was.  You might ask Judy Richie because I know she was there. 

Mine is in storage at the moment because we are in our 5th wheel at the moment.  Sold our house in Grapevine, TX and the house we wanted to Mineola, TX sold a week before we sold ours.  BOO!!  So, we put our things in storage.  Put an offer on a house yesterday so hopefully we will get it and I can have my 'toys' back.

Hellen

At 3:46pm on August 11, 2010, Kim Bilek said…
Hi Ginny, just go to the top of the GAE page and on the top right of the menu, you will see "GROUPS", just click on that, locate Ohio, click on it and join. If you have any problems just let me know, hope to see you counted in with the rest of us buckeyes! ha-Kim
At 3:46pm on August 9, 2010, Kim Bilek said…
Hi Ginny, we now have a State of Ohio group on GAE. You do not have to be a member of the OGS to join the group here on GAE. Please join so we "buckeyes" can stand up and be counted on GAE! Thanks-Kim Bilek
At 5:19pm on June 27, 2010, Judy Richie said…
Thanks, Ginny. Actually, on that one I used a Shofu carver that Bonnie sells. That's the dental lab tool. But, you can use a very small burr for a Dremel like carver.
At 7:45am on April 30, 2010, bob bennett said…
hi ginny.... iforgot one step!!.. after you wood burn and clean up the pencil marks, you can use a gourd dye or leather dye on the entire gourd for a background color... oops....
At 2:32pm on April 29, 2010, bob bennett said…
i use an inexpensive wood burning tool from walnut hollow (www.walnuthollow.com)... the tip looks like a pencil point... they have pics on their website... this tip is easier used to make curved lines, but wood burning on a gourd takes some practice... write back soon and have fun!!
At 2:25pm on April 29, 2010, bob bennett said…
bronze to the background... then i used black acrylic to paint the geckos and the background and the top of the gourd. you can also apply black fabric paint to make dots on the gecko for texture... then the end of a paint brush to apply the white for their eyes and when that dries a dot of black fabric paint for the eye. then a few coats of flat clear to protect the finish... it just took a while to paint the black!!
At 2:20pm on April 29, 2010, bob bennett said…
hi ginny... thanks for the kind words!!... i can tell you the technique was pretty easy, but very time consuming... first i drew the design in pencil and got it the way i wanted it... then i wood burned all the lines- the geckos and the dried mud background pattern... then i washed all the pencil marks with a wet sponge.. next i used acrylic metallic solid bronze from folk art (but any brand will do)... i put some bronze paint in a paint tray and then used a sponge to apply the (cont)
At 9:44pm on December 29, 2009, Bonnie Gibson said…
Welcome, Ginny! I hope you'll take a few moments and add a profile picture. Feel free to add some gourd photos and to join in on the discussions. Bonnie
 
 
 

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