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Mary Lou Carey
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  • Fallon, NV
  • United States
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Darla Hines commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"Beautiful work! Can't wait to see what you do with it!"
Nov 14, 2016
Julia G. Pulcifer commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"Wow - there's a lot of work going on here! I hope you will post finished photos as well. Love your American Pharaoh cup there....!!!"
Nov 8, 2016
Helen Child commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"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."
Nov 8, 2016
Bonnie Gibson commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"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…"
Nov 8, 2016
tammy evans commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"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…"
Nov 4, 2016
Denyse Honeycutt Frothinger commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"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"
Nov 3, 2016
Helen Child commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"Seal the gourd with a clear acrylic and then you can stain it without it being to dark. I recommend ink dyes or acrylic paints."
Nov 2, 2016
Sarah castro commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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Floral & Basket Weave Carved Faux Tooling

"Wow, this is really great work. Well done"
Nov 1, 2016
Mary Lou Carey commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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"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…"
Nov 1, 2016
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Nov 1, 2016
April Boyd commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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Faux Tooling

"Beautiful. Clever, unique bottom"
Jul 5, 2014
Pamela Knowles commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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Jun 2, 2014
Jennifer Hershman commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
May 27, 2014
Kathe Stark commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
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Floral & Basket Weave Carved Faux Tooling

"You did a wonderful job with the basket weave!"
May 21, 2014
Darla Hines commented on Mary Lou Carey's photo
May 20, 2014

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At 6:08pm on January 27, 2010, Darlene Propp said…
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
 
 
 

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