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Helen Child
  • Decatur, GA
  • United States
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Preparing cactus pads for embellishment
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I have acquired some cactus pad and would like to know how to prepare them for use on a gourd. Anyone know the technique? Or where I might learn about the methods involved?Thanks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Ann Wertz Apr 24, 2015.

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"This is pretty. Does it have a function with the top with the hole? Is that cork?"
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"Thanks Cat."
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"Jaw dropping beautiful! I saw the photo in Reggie's newsletter and had to look you up. Congrats on you win. Well deserved."
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"Lift off! "
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"Still love it! I did miss the teats. Riding a cow then for sure.  "
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"Nice colors and design."
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"I collect this kind of stuff myself."
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"My daughter use to do these type colleges as a teenager. Its a great idea for a gourds. I'll have to start snipping pictures. :-)"
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"This is inspirational! Thanks."
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"Really nice!"
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"I love the colors on this creative gourds. Good job."
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"Nice work Brenda. You do so many lovely pieces."
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"Riding a steer? I love it."
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"This is very cute. Creative, I like it. You could do  a lot with this idea.  "
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"Lola you have some creative designs. Nice. I like them a lot. "
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"Another beautiful meticulously done work of art!!"
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At 3:39pm on November 26, 2015, massimo leotardi said…

Hi Helen

Just wanted to make sure you saw my answer on my FB page

Cheers

Massimo

At 9:21am on April 4, 2015, Cynthia Russell said…

Thank you Helen, I will look on FB and see if I can get my answer there.

At 8:58am on November 30, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Thanks for the comment Helen. Hope to meet you at Wuertz 15!!

At 6:07pm on November 28, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Hey hey Helen, Thank you for the many compliments you have sent my way !! I will be teaching indoors at Wuertz 15, and would love to meet such a talented and gifted gourder! Hope to see you there!!! Arturo

At 5:22am on October 28, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Thanks for the comment Helen. your latest posts are REALLY unique. the worty scary guy is just perfect!!! Keep up the great work, I always look forward to seeing your new pieces. A

At 8:28pm on March 22, 2014, Arturo J. Ramirez said…

Hello Helen, sorry I missed your TXT this after noon. Thank you for the nice comments. I also admire your work. I really like the natural and the painted flower gourds. They both jump off the picture!! I am sure they are stunning pieces in person!!

At 12:23pm on February 27, 2013, Elaine Sutherland said…

I like all of your gourds, nice carving....

At 5:08am on October 31, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

http://gourdartenthusiasts.ning.com/forum/topic/search?q=Carvin%27+Cage

Here's the link, Helen. It's a cost effective solution anyone can build as opposed to the high cost collection systems on the market. If you're on a budget it helps. It can be built for approximately $32. All the dust and odor stays in the bag and and only gets on your hands and carving tool. One of my students built one and added a plexiglass sheet in the top for even better viewing. 

At 4:01pm on October 30, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

Hi, Helen, Sorry, I was gone most of the day. What can I help you with?

At 7:16am on October 8, 2011, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  Helen. 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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