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Liz Drake
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  • Springfield, IL
  • United States
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Gourd Regatta
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Any gourd enthusiasts out there interested in a gourd regatta? Flotation vehicles man powered and raced on a lake? Let me know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Drake Jan 4, 2010.

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Mary Marchant left a comment for Liz Drake
"Liz - someone told me that you have used parafin to finish the inside of gourds.  could you provide a few details on how you do this?  Melt the parafin first and then "paint" in on? thanks, Mary"
Jan 13, 2015
Jana Poulsen commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"Beautiful burning!   Your designs are wonderful."
Oct 19, 2014
Cheryl Lewis commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"Whew!!  I can only imagine the time burning.  Great job."
Sep 5, 2014
Liz Drake commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"Thank you all, they become addictive."
Sep 2, 2014
Brenda Jamison commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"Nice job on the wood burning"
Sep 1, 2014
Hellen Martin commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"That's a lot of burning!  ;o)"
Sep 1, 2014
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Celtic Knots wood burned on Cannonball gourds
Sep 1, 2014
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"Very unique. "
May 24, 2013
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009 Fern Leaf Allure

"It is not an air dry product that takes days to dry and does not have to be baked to harden.  Once "activated" by mixing, it will harden within an hour.  So it is best to mix small amounts.  You can always go back and add…"
May 23, 2013
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009 Fern Leaf Allure

"Quikwood is a wood epoxy originally developed to "fix" cracks in wood or replace soft spots in wood.  It has about a 30-40 minute work time and is hard as wood in an hour.  It can then be sanded, carved or painted.  It…"
May 23, 2013
Pamela Knowles commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"We recently used Quikwood to make dragonflies at our monthly Gourd Patch.  It worked well.  I had never used it before.  However the teacher brought it and we never asked where to buy it. "
May 23, 2013
Cindy A. Stinson commented on Liz Drake's photo
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"Oh Beautiful. I sculpt art dolls in Polyemer...but have never heard of Quikwood. Can it be hand sculpted? Where would I get some?"
May 23, 2013
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"love it!"
May 10, 2013
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"Well done!"
May 10, 2013
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At 8:23am on January 13, 2015, Mary Marchant said…

Liz - someone told me that you have used parafin to finish the inside of gourds.  could you provide a few details on how you do this?  Melt the parafin first and then "paint" in on?

thanks, Mary

At 10:27am on June 26, 2012, Kim Bilek said…

Hi Liz, its always nice to see members post new works just please be mindful of the 25 photo limit per member. If you need help in deleting photos you can find the how to- in the Using This Website part of the forum on the Main page. KB

At 3:29pm on February 23, 2012, GAE Challenge gave Liz Drake a gift
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At 2:29pm on October 22, 2010, New Mexico Gourd Society said…
great" stuff" as usual. haven't talked to you in awhile not since you were trying to do a Gourd Regatta? did it ever happen ?? love to have you enter into the Art Competition at our New Mexico Festival in Feb. Think about it. -e-mail me if you remember my address - if not send me a message thru the Gourd Enthusiasts & I'll e-mail my address, phone, etc.
At 2:09pm on January 4, 2010, Darlene Propp said…
Welcome, Liz. We’re glad you’ve joined us. Please feel free to add a profile picture – and, of course, your own gourd photos. There are many activities and discussions for you to participate in. Look around and join in. And have fun! Darlene
At 11:45am on January 4, 2010, Dynva Todd said…
Glad you have joined us Liz and look forward to seeing your gourd art :-)
 
 
 

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