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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 Georgia Cunningham Nov 18, 2013.

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"Excellent carving Helen.  I bet that took a long time to sand."
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Helen Child commented on Beth Westberry's photo
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"Spectacular. You are quite the artist."
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"Looks yummy. When shall I come for breakfast?"
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"Excellent burning."
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"Man she sure is groovy. "
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"Beautiful!"
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"Sylvia, it isn't sea grass. Some type of synthetic cording. Thanks for the compliment. It was a fun class."
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"Lovely, great job!"
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"Helen your carving is excellent.  I'm SO jealous.  ;o)"
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"Wonderful!  I am in awe at how perfect this is, Helen."
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"Whoa..super carving, Helen!"
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"Wonderful carving! Nice job!"
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"Thanks for the compliments! I used fine steel wool between the coats of polyurethane. Plus it was very smooth from sanding before I started to apply the finish."
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"Beautiful carving!!!"
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"WOW!  This is abslutely incredible. How did you get the carving so smooth and glossy?"
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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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