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Crafting with gourds : building, painting, and embellishing birdhouses, flowerpots, wind chimes, and more / Lora S. Irish.
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9781565239609
Publication Information:
Mount Joy : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
168 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
Contents:
Getting started -- Smooth projects -- Textured projects.
Abstract:
"Provides techniques for creating works of art from dried gourds. Includes instructions on how to pick a gourd, supplies needed, and detailed step-by-step project instructions"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

Transform ordinary gourds into extraordinary art! This complete artist's guide to gourd crafting will teach you an amazing array of techniques for creating unique and attractive décor. Legendary crafting artist Lora S. Irish explains all the basics from gourd selection and preparation to materials, supplies, and construction methods. Learn interesting ways to blow, dab, drip, and splatter paint to make spectacular effects. Discover how to add 3D texture and sculpt gourd art that is both visually and tangibly fascinating. Lora guides you through 14 step-by-step projects for making beautiful birdhouses, wind chimes, pitchers, flowerpots, and more.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Thinking about Gourd Projectsp. 10
Suppliesp. 13
Gourd Preparationp. 26
Construction Skillsp. 32
Special Skillsp. 42
Chapter 2 Smooth Projects
Wind Chime Constructionp. 48
Dip Wind Chimep. 58
Drip Wind Chimep. 68
Drip Flowerpotp. 74
Dab Wind Chimep. 80
Dab Pitcherp. 86
Splatter Birdhousep. 100
Blown Birdp. 106
Netting Birdp. 112
Cloisonné Birdhousep. 118
Chapter 3 Textured Projects
Sculpture Paste Woolly Lambp. 132
Sculpture Paste Starburst Birdhousep. 140
Textile Birdhousep. 146
Crochet Bowlp. 154
Newspaper Collage Birdp. 158
Ready to Flyp. 166
About the Authorp. 167
Indexp. 168