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Wed, Apr 17



April 17, 2024, General Meeting Zoom and In-person

Gourd technique: Metal Embossing with Marti Farris

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April 17, 2024, General Meeting Zoom and In-person
April 17, 2024, General Meeting Zoom and In-person

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

McMinnville, 532 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128, USA

About the event

Explore metal embossing.

Metal embossing can be used to create embellishments and decorations for gourds. I will be demonstrating and providing materials for 2 different techniques.

The first is general embossing on an aluminum sheet.  There will be a small piece of aluminum to practice on and a pattern and larger piece to emboss a turtle.

The second technique is done on aluminum foil tape that is a small Zuni bear  adhered to a piece of cardstock. The original method was done on a gourd with woodburning; this is a simpler way to try the technique.

Since it is difficult for everyone to watch a video crowding around the laptop at Current, it would be helpful to watch this short video on basic embossing techniques beforehand.

Basic Metal Embossing techniques

I will have kits available for $3 - please let me know if you'd like a kit so I know how many to assemble.

The kits contain:

Metal for practice, turtle and Zuni bear


Cuticle stick stylus

Foam sheet

Black cardstock paper

Cotton rounds

Please bring:

Red or blue ballpoint pen

Scotch or blue tape


Black or brown alcohol ink (if you have – will be some to borrow)

I'll have books to borrow for more ideas and techniques.

Here are 2 projects i did using these techniques (but not what we're doing in April)

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