Gourds with Southwestern Motifs: Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More
  • Gourds with Southwestern Motifs: Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More
  • Gourds with Southwestern Motifs: Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More

Gourds with Southwestern Motifs: Rainsticks, Masks, Vessels & More

by Bonnie Gibson
     
 

Gourds make the perfect three-dimensional canvas. With their varied sizes and shapes, they’re nature’s gift to the crafter, who can use a multitude of techniques to transform them into breathtaking pieces with Southwestern flavor. Cut them, carve them, paint them, inlay them with stone, or embellish them with leather, fur, feathers, and botanicals: the… See more details below

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Gourds make the perfect three-dimensional canvas. With their varied sizes and shapes, they’re nature’s gift to the crafter, who can use a multitude of techniques to transform them into breathtaking pieces with Southwestern flavor. Cut them, carve them, paint them, inlay them with stone, or embellish them with leather, fur, feathers, and botanicals: the magnificent possibilities are all featured in this splendid guide, which covers all the crafting basics. Find out how to choose the right gourd (or grow your own); what safety procedures to follow; how to clean, cut, and smooth the gourd; and which tools and decorative materials to use. The 21 projects range from rattles and vessels to masks and rainsticks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600595486
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
735,269
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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