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Applying varnish
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I have started using GourdMaster ink dyes recently. After I finished applying my color and dried it I started to varnish using the GourdMaster varnish. I noticed that some of my color was coming off…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by linda huppert Jul 6, 2016.

Working with polymer clay
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I would like to start applying some dimensional shapes to my gourds and have read some of the discussion on using polymer clays. I think I have the general idea but would like a source for viewing a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Shumerski Mar 28, 2016.

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What is your interest in gourds? Please be specific - one word answers will not be accepted. We block all potential spammers. YOU MUST use both your first and last name on your profile or we will not approve your membership.
I have been working with gourds for 10+ years and am always looking for inspiration. Each gourd is unique in shape, surface mottling and type. My interest began when I grew some gourds from seeds that someone gave me. The only thing I had ever seen gourds used for were bird houses. I began to research gourds on the internet and also bought some books and saw all the creative ways that people decorated them and made them into other things like bowls, boxes, jewelry, etc.

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At 1:14pm on March 27, 2016, Kathleen Shumerski said…

Hi Terri, Fix It is a air dry clay. It is a two part clay that you mix and than use to sculpt .If you go onto Aves sight the makers of Apoxie Sculpt they have some info about the different types of air dry clay. I bake my polymer clay  in a free standing large tabletop convection oven. I have it in the garage and that is all I bake in it. Polymer clay has to be baked at 265 for 20 min. Some bake it longer  for extra hardness . Check out polymer clay on the web there is a lot of info about it and how to work with it. Not so much about attaching it to gourds but by playing around trial and error you find what works for you. Hope this helps a little  Kathleen

 
 
 

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