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hand carved gourd bead by tarpalsfan hand carved gourd bead by tarpalsfan
This is a rough hand carved gourd bead. It will be a Jack O Lantern when I am finished with it, if all goes well. This still has its 'guts', a.k.a, seeds, fibers, inside, that all has to come out through its mouth, hopefully I will not break it's teeth off! This bead is less than two inches tall, and about an inch wide.
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I enter my best bead in the county fair, and try to sell a few of the others.
:wave: from tarp
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Dragonfoxx70 May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! =D You are so gifted, Kathy! :hug:
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:icontarpalsfan:
You are to kind, Anita:hug:
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Ohthehumanityplz Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the pencil markings really give it texture.
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:icontarpalsfan:
Thanks! I hope it still has some of that texture after I paint it! :wave: from tarp
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Ohthehumanityplz Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can probably add some pencil marks after the paint, to add some overlining. You don't have to, but it's just a idea.
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That is a cool idea. (the pencil) I wonder if it will hold up under a sealer?
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One think I do, is either paint the insides of the gourd jacks mouths and eyes either black, or yellow. It makes the features stand out.
I don't have any finished beads on hand to show you though.
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I also craft mini bottles into stacked Jacks, then leave a tiny hole in the bottom and top, for glow sticks! They look great on a shelf around Halloween, and there is not chance of fire!
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I carved a huge Martin House gourd into a Jack O Lantern container with a removable top. I don't have it anymore, as an elderly lady bought it!
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I sell a few of these things, but honestly never make any money. The time and effort that goes into these is unbelievable.
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Ohthehumanityplz Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's this one book called "Return of the Dapper Men", and the artist used a adhesive to combine wood and her art together. It could be the same with your gourds.
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TimidWolf91 Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAHAHAAAAAH that's really cute!!! :la:
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:icontarpalsfan:
Thank you Daniela. I hope it is still cute when I finish it. :)
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vane-ve Apr 4, 2012  Student Artist
:iconhalloweenplz: :iconhalloweenplz: :iconhalloweenplz: pretty nice pumpikin XD he smile me :D
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