How to create a fitted lid that "locks" into place (see top photo at left)
How to make your design line up perfectly on the lid and the base (see second photo at left)
An amazing way to cut your gourd using your Pro Carver instead of a mini saw!
The fast and easy way to grind down stem stumps (see third photo at left)
How to find the exact center of your gourd so your lid lines up perfectly in the middle EVERY TIME (and why it’s a bad idea to use the stem area as your center!)
How to cut and create a lid that will fit your gourd
Why you'll want to wait to make the topper for your lid until AFTER you've done all your carving and woodburning
Great tips on tool use, including how to keep your saw blades from breaking, how to make your woodburning pens last 5 years or more, how to keep your burr from "jumping" while you carve, and more!
What you MUST remember to do before you start carving, otherwise you won't get your lid to fit correctly
The best carving burrs to use for carving down the lid area
Why your lid might not fit right even though you followed all the carving steps perfectly, and the one quick fix that will make it fit!
Special tricks for pattern placement
A quick and easy way to draw your own flowers and leaves if you decide to add to your design
The three Woodburning pens you need in order to woodburn the butterfly design and why they are the best ones to use
An easy trick for removing Stick 'n Burn to avoid leaving sticky residue on your gourd
Simple woodburning techniques to make your flowers and butterflies look more realistic.
The #1 mistake people make when using Ink Dyes and how to avoid it.
Why you want to have several shades of each Ink Dye color on hand when coloring your design
The secret to creating butterflies with bold, realistic looking colors (Hint: it's not just about the Ink Dye color choices but HOW you put them on!)
Why you want to seal your gourd with varnish BEFORE you complete your butterflies
Special tips for painting the flowers (Includes 3 different color options for your flowers; white, purple, and blue!)
How to create an "inverted gourd" with a flat wooden bottom
The important step you must do before cutting out your wooden base
The right and wrong way to hold your burr when doing filigree carving
Why it's important to varnish your gourd BEFORE you do the filigree carving
Gloria's special trick for creating "faux filigree" (same as regular filigree but you don't have to carve all the way through the gourd!)
How to finish your filigree holes to give your art piece a more professional look
How to attach a bead to your lid
How to create a lid with a special jewelry gourd top
How to make the adorable 3-D flower design lid, including tips for woodburning the flower stamens onto the jewelry gourd top (see photo at left)
Additional information on how Gloria made other gourd ginger jars (see photo at left)
And much, much more!
Plus you get the pattern FREE! A link to download the pattern from our website is included on the face of your DVD!
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