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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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"This is great! I like the design a lot. Good work Brenda."
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"Wonderful purses. I like them all."
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"An interesting departure from your usual. I like it."
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"Wonderful. Everything works just right, the design, the colors, the techniques that make it look like old pottery."
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"Love this one. Your methods really make a wonderful effect."
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Helen Child replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Scratches, dyes, and sealer
"Thanks."
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"Nice movement with the horses!"
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"Really nice.  I like the balance."
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"Great owl chick!"
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Turquoise and Blue

"Your gourds are beautiful Shannon."
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Red Jasper

"That would make a really nice necklace too!"
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"I love surprises like this one."
Sep 1
Helen Child replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Scratches, dyes, and sealer
"Thanks Bonnie, for the good leads."
Aug 28
Helen Child replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Scratches, dyes, and sealer
"Bonnie, when you talk about a miniature rotary sander like a dremel disc - about an inch across? Or is are there other small rotary type sanders? I can't seem to find something between the Dremel tool size and a palm sander type. Thanks. "
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"I love the colors. Beautiful gourd."
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"Pathways in Life"

"This all goes together just right, the colors, design… very pretty."
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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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