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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.

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My Fall

"The colors and embellishments make this one very festive!"
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Memory Gourds-"Little Darlings"

"I like your personalization of the gourds with pictures. Great gift idea too."
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Hopi Quad

"Well done Tina."
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"That is a nice thick gourd. It should be beautiful when your done. I like the Plumeria on there too as well as the crack."
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Beside the Barn

"I've been trying to figure out what is going on in your pictures. There must be plants under the boxes. If so good luck with your gardening!"
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"Great design. All good."
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"Your gourds are always really interesting!"
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"I particularly like the cut top on this one. As usual very nice work and design."
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"Very cool rabbits. Love the rich red background color."
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Hibiscus

"Thanks Brenda and Stevi."
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Hibiscus

"Amazing!! LOVE!"
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Hibiscus

"Lovely job Helen!"
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Hibiscus

Carved from the top of a large gourd. Acrylic paints.
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Natures Pottery Lil Hoot

"Cute owl. Best use of an antler I've seen."
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DRAGHETTI 1

"Interesting, Do you free hand your designs or do you use drawing tools?"
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DRAGHETTI 4

"Beautiful. Great designs and excellent techniques. What material is the rim? Leather piping?"
May 18

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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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