Quick & Easy Gourd Crafts

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Aug 1, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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With a simple gourd, it's easy to make an astonishing variety of bowls, boxes, baskets, pitchers, and dippers, as well as musical instruments and toys. Choose from the many inviting shapes, from the kettle to the canteen, the bushel basket to the snake. Carve, burn, wax, varnish, and color them with paints, dyes, oils, and markers to work their smooth, three-dimensional surfaces. Basic, time-tested techniques for making practical works of art show you how to grow, dry, and clean them, or where to buy gourds readymade for projects such as a child's elephant pull toy, planters, lamps, and birdhouses.

"[A] collection of uncomplicated, step-by-step projects for...large gourds, which are fun to work with and readily available...a good selection."--Library Journal
 

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Quick & Easy Gourd Crafts

User Review  - gourdlady3 - Overstock.com

I consider myself a gourd & pine needle artist and feel this book did not give enough information on how to divide a gourd to get an even pattern. Also the patterns are more for a beginner.I personally like the books by Ginger Summit ... Read full review

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This is a collection of uncomplicated, step-by-step projects for painting or wood burning large gourds, which are fun to work with and readily available. Among the projects are bowls, birdhouses ... Read full review

Contents

Introducing the Gourd 36 Ladybugs Home
8
Choosing Preparing 42 Painting Bunny
18
Painted Gourd Projects
30
Garden Flowers
56
Ghosts Pumpkins
62
Snowman with Birdhouse
70
Snowman Ornament
77
Santa Ornament
78
Seashell Bowl 112 Maui Map 114 Fruit Circle Bowl
96
Pansy Vase
98
Autumn Leaves Bowl
102
Water Bearer
104
Mermaid Pitcher
108
Starry Bowl
110
Chili Pepper
118
Luminary
120

Santa
80
Woodburned Gourd Projects
82
Woodburning Tools Paints df Stains Dyes Oil Pencils The Woodburning Technique Project Instructions 88 Bird of Paradise Vase
88
Pitcher with Leaves
92
Birds in Flight
94
Holly Bowl
126
Metric Conversion Chart
127
Index
128
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Mickey Baskett is the author of numerous furniture decorating instruction books.

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