Friday, January 22, 2016

A Valentine Gourd with an Awesome Proxxon Tool!

This particular project was a lot of fun to do as it was in my favorite medium to work with which is gourds. I really enjoy using the Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E. I use it with the foot pedal and it is a great little saw.

For this project you will need:

1 medium/large gourd
1 bottle of adirondack ink/color: Poppyfield
1 bottle of metallic gold acrylic paint
1 bottle of black acrylic paint
Xacto knife
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Proxxon Delta Sander OZI/E

To begin with I chose what I believed to be a good gourd to work with. After you've worked with gourds for awhile you can feel the differences in them and hopefully choose one that will be good to work with. (Not always though) I then measured and drew a line around the gourd where I wanted to cut the top out. I use an xacto knife and make a slit in the gourd where I want to insert my saw blade to start my cut. I then cut the top off the gourd and cleaned the insides out until it was smooth and free from any gourd pulp.
Once cleaned and sanded smooth on the inside, I painted the inside of the gourd black and the rim of the gourd black and let it dry. As soon as it was dry enough to handle without getting black paint on me while holding it, I traced some hearts onto the gourd in four lines that I had measured to get the lines of hearts even across the gourd. I then proceeded to use the xacto to make slits in each heart so that I could insert the saw and cut them out.
After accomplishing that, I then wood burned celtic hearts in between each line of hearts.
Next up was coloring the gourd with Poppyfield, Adirondack Ink but leaving the celtic heart lines undone. I then used the Metallic gold paint to paint the lines of the celtic hearts and also to paint the insides of the lines of hearts. The whole gourd turned out wonderfully and I put a couple of tea lights inside just to see how it would look.
Now this is a Valentine Gourd! I love my Proxxon Jig Saw
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

A New Project on the Tiny Tool Time Blog (Valentines)

I hope you will all head on over to: Tiny Tool Time and see how I made this Valentine Garland:

Easy Peasy to do with the right Tools!


Friday, December 25, 2015

A trip to Remember!

I hope that everyone reading this post had a very Merry Christmas and that you are very blessed in this coming New Year. If you've read my posts lately you know that my husband and I got to go to Japan and spend some time with our oldest son who was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and his family that is with him in Tokyo. We had a great time while we were there but had a lot to do when we returned home. I had some pieces to finish up for people before Christmas and also a very special piece to make and send to our family that we left in Japan. I plan on blogging about several of the things that we did while in Japan very soon, but today I would like you to go to Tiny Tool Time and see the project that my husband and I made to send to the family in Japan. Please let me know what you think about it. I really appreciate your comments.


Friday, December 11, 2015

I've got a new blog post up today over on Tiny Tool Time Blog , why don't you go on over to check it out? I think you'll find it very interesting.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

I am currently in Tokyo, Japan and this is an exhibition that I went to see today at the Museum of Natural History.
However, prior to leaving I made and sold quite a few gourds. If you would like to see a project that I did head on over to the Tiny Tool Time Blog  and see one of them:


Friday, November 6, 2015

My first PROXXON Design Team Post!

As everyone knows by now, I've been chosen for the new PROXXON Design Team. I feel very fortunate to have been chosen, but most of all I'm having a blast playing with the tools that I've received to date. My first tools are the PROXXON Delta Sander OZI/E and the Jigsaw STS/12E, along with a Foot Switch FS. These tools are fantastic and if you would like to see how I made this little cutie for the Christmas tree head on over to the PROXXON blog and see all of the details!
                                                   A Tiny Tool Time Christmas Moose 

Thanks for checking out this new post!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wonderful News of Upcoming Events!!!!!!

Yes! You guessed it, I'm on the Proxxon Design team for the next nine months!! I'm so excited about it and can't wait to show you some of the wonderful things that you can do with the tools that Proxxon has which are on a small scale and are just made for hobbyists, crafters and artists. You are really going to be amazed at the things that you can create. I will start posting projects made while using the Proxxon tools starting in November. I hope that you will all follow the posts for the blog hop we'll be having during the next nine months at some point. You will get the opportunity to win some tools for yourself!

Please stay tuned for the wonderful things to come!