Gourd Vessel With Attitude
Christine French of Cleveland, Ohio, once decided to have her art students add legs to their projects. The result was not only comical, but an "a-ha" moment. Her vessels evolved from there with a gourd and sausage-filling base.
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Materials and Tools:
- Cut gourd in half with the dremel tool and then clean it.
- Use pruning sheers to cut the driftwood to fit the gourd.
- Attach the legs to the gourd with masking tape.
- Place newspaper in a blender to make the paper pulp.
- Remove the water from the pulp with a paint-screen bag.
- Mix the paper pulp with glue in a bucket.
- Apply the pulp over masking tape and then dry it with a fan.
- Paint the gourd portion with spray paint.
- Rinse the hog casing with water and split in half.
- Cover the painted part with gut and dry with a fan.
- Coat the entire sculpture with stain and whip it off with paper.
- Apply a clear coat of spray paint.
- Cut the feathers and add them to the top of the gourd with a hot glue gun.
- Use the fabric puffy paint to add dots to the legs.
- Cut fabric and add to the body with hot glue.
- Finish the piece by adding fuzzy yarn to the body and legs.