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Kathie Clinesmith
  • Las Vegas, NV
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Finish for gold leafing

Anyone have any recommendation for a spray finish for gold leafing?  Seem to remember someone saying use a matte spray but can't find my notes.  Have gold leaf edge and ink dye base so must be…Continue

Tags: finish, spray, leaf, gold

Started Oct 9, 2014

Removing Heishi
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Have a gourd I did last year that the inlaid heishi is coming out--maybe glue old??  I want to try and remove it and replace it, hopefully without having to trash or redo the gourd.  Any ideas? Continue

Tags: repair, inlay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathie Clinesmith Jun 22, 2013.

Dying glycerine treated pine needles

Would like to do some black pine needles treated with glycerine.  I know that baking turns them a dark brown, but has anyone ever dyed them with the glycerine and if, so, how?Continue

Tags: needles, pine, glycerine, dying

Started Feb 13, 2013

Frisket tool
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I use the liquid frisket to mask out designs (like you do in wax resist) and discovered a nice tool for working with it.  It's called the "Incredible Nib" by Grafix (5800 Pennsylvania Ave, Maple…Continue

Tags: brushes, frisket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louise Horesovsky Apr 7, 2012.

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southwestern style gourds based on petroglyph designs

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At 9:00pm on January 3, 2016, Oz Wilson said…

Hi Kathie,

I live in Vegas too. 

At 10:31am on April 22, 2013, Catherine Riggs said…

Hi:  Thanks for the suggestion of putting an epoxy finish on coyote gourds to help them be a little stronger, I'll have to try that.  Yes, the seeds are hard to start in the garden, but seem to do fine as volunteer plants - a friend has them come up around his driveway.  We also find them alongside some roads around here.  Thanks again,  Catherine


At 8:08am on April 19, 2013, Catherine Riggs said…

Hi Kathie:

I really enjoyed viewing your gourd-art photos.  My sisters and I also like the rock art and petroglyphs and hope to incorporate them in our projects.  We have a lot of the Coyote gourds we hope to use if we can overcome their fragility!

Thanks, Catherine Riggs


At 1:49am on April 24, 2011, Catie Rhiannon Sapphire Kinford said…

Marnin to ya..(Its me Irish speaking again..:D)

Altho I dont have a Native American bone in me ancestry (as far as I know..;D)..the gourd work that creating now,is the "path" Im taken..I dont know why Im drawn to that particular area,but when Im working on a tribal gourd ,Im in  a conscience hypnotic state..and I dont think there is any gas leaks in our house...:D

I do have a few e-pals from different tribal nations,so when I start on a path directing gourd, Ill ask a few questions, just to be prepared, if and when I do sell a piece and the customer asks a question of "what does this mean?"..I wont stand there w/ me finger up me nose and reply with a "Duhhh."...:D

Hope to hear from ya soon...:D

Catie Rhiannon


At 1:34am on April 23, 2011, Catie Rhiannon Sapphire Kinford said…

Hi Kathie

Ur Welcome

Vegas? Wow! moved out of that neon world in 1997,altho do miss Spring Mtn Ranch,Bonnie Springs sometimes..:)

I see in some your art work,some subtle bold petrographic/native american designs (dont think I spelled petroglyph  correctly..its way early..:D)...


Probably a stupid question,what made you choose that "path"?

Hope to hear from ya again

Catie Rhiannon

At 9:27pm on January 27, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
Welcome, I know you will enjoy this great site.
At 9:26pm on January 27, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
Welcome, I know you will enjoy this great site.
At 8:29pm on January 27, 2011, Darlene Propp said…

Welcome,  K. (Care to give us a first name?) 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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