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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 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! =D You are so gifted, Kathy! :hug:
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You are to kind, Anita:hug:
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the pencil markings really give it texture.
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thanks! I hope it still has some of that texture after I paint it! :wave: from tarp
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner 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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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAHAHAAAAAH that's really cute!!! :la:
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thank you Daniela. I hope it is still cute when I finish it. :)
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vane-ve Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Artist
:iconhalloweenplz: :iconhalloweenplz: :iconhalloweenplz: pretty nice pumpikin XD he smile me :D
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