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Phyllis Joann Gerken
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  • Waterloo, IA
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Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Barbara Van Vleck's photo
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Chickens Come Home to Roost

"I really like these. would like to try some. "
Aug 11, 2012
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Bonnie Adams's blog post Supplier News - Hobby Lobby
"Tks bonnie for the tip on making gourd bottoms sit straight. I will try it soon."
Jun 27, 2012
Bonnie Adams left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"Phyllis, Here are three ways to flatten a gourd bottom to sit straight. This is a tiny excerpt  from one of my recent tutorials. Add three legs so that gourd sits straight. Legs may have to be irregular in size     to make…"
Jun 23, 2012
Bonnie Adams left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"Phyllis, Here are three ways to flatten a gourd bottom to sit straight. This is an excerpt  from one of my recent tutorials."
Jun 23, 2012
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Elaine Sutherland's photo
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"This is beautiful. you do such good work."
Jun 23, 2012
Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"Phyllis, we need to be friends before I can send you a message. Besides...I would like to be friends :D"
Mar 17, 2012
Katie Cisco left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"Thank you Phyllis...any craft store sells painting magazines, books...tole painting books on ebay..and the patterns are included with the books..You can also google free clipart patterns....Hope this helps you....Katie"
Dec 2, 2011
Sharon Carl left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"I get my ideas from a book I bought on ebay, and the gourd is just a long neck gourd and I made the bottom with paper clay that I made myself. Thanks so much,Sharon"
Nov 19, 2011
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Sharon Carl's photo
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Jingle Bell Santa

"I like, what gourd did you use.Where det your ideas?"
Nov 19, 2011
Vickie Seifert left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"Hi Phyllis, I found ink in transparent bottles at Dick Blick online. Hope it's what you're looking for."
Oct 21, 2011
Grace Gresser left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"You asked on the chat about finding carolers.  I just googled Christmas Carolers and a lot of things came up.  Try the clip art one.  Hope this helps."
Oct 2, 2011
Maggie Criss left a comment for Phyllis Joann Gerken
"thank you so much Phyllis. these guys are made from the tops of other gourd projects. (throw away nothing) and the heads are jewelry gourds. no patterns, just what ever comes to mind."
Sep 22, 2011
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Maggie Criss's photo
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"so cute, I love turtles. what gourds did y use? where do you get patterns or don't you use them"
Sep 22, 2011
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Greg Lind's photo
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"beautiful, what color is the back ground. I have a wart gourd but didn't know what to do with it."
Sep 12, 2011
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on Greg Lind's photo
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warty

"did you the gourd green then differeft color's on the warts"
Sep 12, 2011
Phyllis Joann Gerken commented on D Duckworth's photo
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Indian Mother

"hi again. did your granddaughter string her beads on the head band? what glue did she use for the shoes. I haven't been doing this to long, so ask questions. tks."
Sep 8, 2011

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At 4:42pm on June 23, 2012, Bonnie Adams said…

Phyllis, Here are three ways to flatten a gourd bottom to sit straight. This is a tiny excerpt  from one of my recent tutorials.

Add three legs so that gourd sits straight. Legs may have to be irregular in size

    to make gourd sit properly.

Sand bottom of gourd on large sandpaper disk, stuck to a flat surface, in a

     circular motion, until it sits straight

Add a one inch ball of QuikWood or AS(Apoxie Sculpt) to bottom center of gourd.

     Press firmly onto a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and flatten clay

     with gourd in straight upright position. Peel parchment paper off after clay is

     set up firmly. 


 

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
 
 

 
 
 






 

 


 

 


 

 

 



 

At 7:37pm on March 17, 2012, Sandra ( Sandy) Phillips said…

Phyllis, we need to be friends before I can send you a message. Besides...I would like to be friends :D

At 4:11pm on December 2, 2011, Katie Cisco said…

Thank you Phyllis...any craft store sells painting magazines, books...tole painting books on ebay..and the patterns are included with the books..You can also google free clipart patterns....Hope this helps you....Katie

At 2:21pm on November 19, 2011, Sharon Carl said…

I get my ideas from a book I bought on ebay, and the gourd is just a long neck gourd and I made the bottom with paper clay that I made myself. Thanks so much,Sharon

At 3:42pm on October 21, 2011, Vickie Seifert said…

Hi Phyllis, I found ink in transparent bottles at Dick Blick online. Hope it's what you're looking for.

At 3:53pm on October 2, 2011, Grace Gresser said…
You asked on the chat about finding carolers.  I just googled Christmas Carolers and a lot of things came up.  Try the clip art one.  Hope this helps.
At 12:43pm on September 22, 2011, Maggie Criss said…
thank you so much Phyllis. these guys are made from the tops of other gourd projects. (throw away nothing) and the heads are jewelry gourds. no patterns, just what ever comes to mind.
At 3:38pm on September 7, 2011, Annette Cable Nicholson said…
thank you so much    there is a craft store called Micheal's around here that had some amazing beads...I luv  my beads ;) 
At 4:45pm on January 6, 2011, Judy Richie said…
Glad that worked for you.  The gourd that I had had been sealed and had sat for years.  Usually, acrylics that haven't been on the long and not sealed will come off easier with wet towels.  I recycle gourds that haven't sold after awhile.  I figure if they haven't sold by then, they just aren't very good.  LOL
At 11:50am on January 6, 2011, Judy Richie said…
Phyllis, were you the one that asked on "chat" about removing paint from the gourd.  I had one that had had acryic paint on it for 5 years.  It was too good of a gourd to throw away and the gourd hadn't sold.  So, I used Stripez on it.  Took the paint right off.  Clean it with soap and water.  I woodburned my design and did a little bit of carving.   Used dyes on it.  Entered it in a show and it won a blue ribbon and People's Choice. So, if just water won't take it off, try Strypeez
 
 
 

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