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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010 12:41:35 PM »

Once they are painted and sprayed how long will they keep?


I've seen them hang outside for years and stay in good shape. It will depend on how much exposure they get to the elements and, if it is a birdhouse, how messy a bird you have.  Grin  You could always spray them again if you see that they are losing their glossy finish.  The colors will eventually fade with direct sun exposure, but most things will. Hope that helps!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010 08:06:28 AM »

What a wonderful tutorial!  It makes me appreciate my birdhouse even more!  You do amazing work with gourds, beeker!
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010 11:46:24 AM »

What a wonderful tutorial!  It makes me appreciate my birdhouse even more!  You do amazing work with gourds, beeker!

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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010 12:37:50 AM »

They are all gorgeous. I have a gourd from last year that I let dry out and want to attempt this but I'm too scared to screw it up.
I love the butterfly and flowered pear shaped gourd. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010 06:59:35 AM »

Fantastic tutorial!  I knew there was a lot of work involved, but really didn't realize how much!  As the proud owner of the birdhouse shown with the dogwood flowers and the mobile/windchime, plus my famous Lizard Stick!  I can only say Thank You again!  I love these so much, and would never throw the lizard stick, I keep it here on the computer desk!  LOVE THEM!
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010 07:10:19 AM »

Wow, amazing tutorial!! I love gourd art & I had no idea the process behind the beautiful results. Thanks so much for sharing your art!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2010 11:31:01 AM »

this is a lizard stick by the way....
it is to throw at the pesky little lizards that try to sneak into your house.


they also come in squirrel  Wink

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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010 05:20:20 PM »

I love that lizard stick! Thats so funny!
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2010 07:26:41 PM »

This is very interesting.  You have to wait a whole year for them to dry, wow I didnt realize it was such a long process.  I wonder, if cut in half could these gourds could be used for one of those yarn bowls.  You know, the kind with the hole drilled in it for yarn.  Hmmm....Im also thinking if they would be for a bat house.  Well, either way your gourds are very pretty and as I mentioned on another thread I love that lizard stick.  So funny and very creative.   
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2010 07:42:23 PM »

thats a great idea missmoppet! a yarn trainer! I would love a gourd yarn trainer, that would be beautiful!
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