DVD - "How to Make an Indian Corn Gourd Bowl" with Carrie Dearing
2-Set DVD: "How to Make an Indian Corn Gourd Bowl," with Carrie Dearing
Carrie's first DVD, "Woodburning on Gourds," taught you everything you need to know to start woodburning on gourds. Now in Carrie's second DVD release she takes you step-by-step through all the basics of carving to create your three dimensional corn cobs and a beautiful, finished bowl.
On the 1st DVD you will discover:
• Placing your design symmetrically and evenly on your gourd.
• Transferring your design using carbon paper or Stick 'n Burn design transfer paper.
• Simple techniques to use when woodburning your design.
• How to cut and clean your gourd the quick and easy way.
• The best method to use when applying your ink dye and why it's so important.
• How to easily fix mistakes made while applying ink dye.
• Using 2 different structured tooth carbide burs to carve out perfect corn kernels, including tips and tricks for shaping your kernels for a realistic look.
• The best method to use for adding definition to your corn design.
• How to crete your own high-quality acrylic paint colors and special tips for getting the best results with your painting.
• Adding a raffia rim for a finished and professional look.
• And more!
On the 2nd DVD:
DVD #2 features an additional 20 minutes of fun with the absolutely hilarious 'Blooper Reel' (yes, its even better than the one on her first DVD!), plus an exclusive interview with the artist.
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Be sure to check the DVD Materials List below to make sure you have all the necessary items in stock:
Materials List for Indian Corn Bowl:
- 1 thick-shelled, round body gourd approx. 9 inches in diameter (can be a kettle gourd, a bottle gourd, or almost any shape as long as the body is round and high enough to place your corn patterns around it)
- Adjustable heat woodburner and a woodburning pen with a blade tip (Carrie uses a small spear by Razortip in this video)
- Corn pattern (link given with the DVD) plus Carbon paper and a red ball point pen OR Stick ‘n Burn design transfer sheets for Ink Jet printers or Laser printers
- Hobby knife with regular blade; additional saw tip recommended
- Electric jig saw or crafter’s saw, such as the Proxxon mini saw
- Gourd scraper
- GourdMaster™ Easy Cleaner Ball: one short-handle, coarse-grit and one short-handle fine-grit (fine-grit optional)
- Large, metal file or “rasp”
- Several grits of sandpaper
- Baby wipes
- GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes: Rich Mahogany, Yellow, and Tan is used on the first gourd you see, the second gourd you see, shown after the varnish step, uses Amethyst, Burnt Orange with Yellow, Rich Mahogany with Berry
- Heat tool
- GourdMaster™ Formula 49
- Cotton swabs and felt squares for applying Ink Dye
- Carving tool, such as that on the MasterCarver Combo or a Dremel® tool
- Structured tooth carbide bits: inverted cone plus either the cone or the flame (also called a “taper”)
- GourdMaster™ Gourd Paint: both black and white
- Paint brushes: small, flat edge for painting kernels; large (about 1” wide) flat brush for painting inside of gourd
- GourdMaster™ Gourd Varnish or other compatible varnish (do a test first to make sure it does not react with the GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes and cause them to bleed)
- Hand awl for making holes to weave raffia
- Wax linen thread (about 2-3 yards)
- Natural color raffia
- Dust mask or high-quality face mask (depending on your sensitivity to gourd dust)
- Needle with large enough eye for waxed linen thread