Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Another medium I like to work on is Gourds~
This is a gourd I wood burned on. (pyrography) Now and then I pick up the wood burner and play around. Here is a gourd I cut the top off of and cleaned out. I burned the images in the gourd after using tracing paper and my image. I painted the flowers to add a little color and used shellac on the whole thing. The top is laced with leather. I hope you like it. Shari
Someone asked where I got my patterns to trace on the gourds. I looked high and low, coloring books, craftbooks at the library etc. But I finally found a book called: Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and craftspeople.(512 Motifs from the Wm. Briggs and Company Ltd. Album of Transfer Patterns. I hope this helps.