"I agree Bonnie. I was carving in the early 1990s but didn't keep up the development the way you have. I picked it up seriously when I retired. Things have certainly changed and this nice piece is testimony to the evolution."
"I have loved seeing the progression of gourd carving over the last 15 years or so. I think I taught my first carving class maybe in the late 90's, and at that time almost nobody was carving on gourds. Look at how far we have all…"
"You can also dilute alcohol inks or Fiebings leather dye's with alcohol. Always test on similar surface first. You can also use a blending solution to dilute colors. You can also use acrylic stains , dilute with water or wood stains. Just a…"
"Wow, I can't wait to see this one when it is done. WTG gal....Keep up the great work! And sure hope some one can help you with your questions...Helen's answer was a good one for sure. thanks to you both for loving this web site. dhf"
"I'm looking for advise on what product to use on this Faux Leather Tooled dye. Ink dyes are way to dark on the carved gourd surface. Min Wax stain is as well and I'm concerned about leather dye fading. I've added this…"
Welcome, Mary Lou. 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