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Carved and Painted Gourd for Thanksgiving




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Towst
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Towst
209 days ago
 
This is the gourd I carved and painted for Thanksgiving. I used a drimmel tool to cut out the leaf, I also cut a hole in the bottom to make it easier to clean out the seeds and paint it. I found a jar lid and drew around that to cut it and I stuck the jar lid into the hole to make a flat surface for the candle. (and fill in the hole) I have some PearlEx sparkly powders and I used a sponge to rub a couple of colours over the outside to give a sheen.

I used the drimmel and free hand wrote the words Give Thanks on it and painted it brown, I used some gold paint to give that it's colour, I actually used the gold paint before the powders on the gourd, the paint looked ok on the leaf but I could tell that it would look streaky on a larger surface, hence I switched to the sparkly powder. I bought the base for $2 from Michaels craft store, painted it brown and hot glued it to the base of the gourd.

The candles are battery powered ones



  
Crafty nannie
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Crafty nannie
209 days ago
 
Great job Sarah I love how you used the leaf
  
Goose
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Goose
209 days ago
 
Wow that cut out leaf hole has an amazing outline.

Looks lovely. Well done
  
CarolynF
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CarolynF
209 days ago
 
That's amazing Sarah!
  
maritrez
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maritrez
209 days ago
 
Fantastic!

Great job -and what an effect!

  
purplelisa
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purplelisa
208 days ago
 
That’s fab Sarah I did have to google what it was .really different Sarah I really like xx
  
Towst
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Towst
207 days ago
 
Thank you for all your nice comments. I think its quite an American thing Lisa, the gourds are grown and left on the plant to dry for several months. I think that would be difficult to do in Britain because with all the rain they would mould. Once dried they are like wood, the sides of this one were about a quarter of inch thick but the base was more like half an inch.


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