Where nature and art meet!
These gourds I chose as a sample of gourd art that includes both etching and pyrography. The process entails penciling in the images, then burning to create permanence. A Dremel rotary burr is used to etch the hard skin, which gives the lighter color. In the end you have a prominent image within a frame. When desired, black acrylic may be used to make the image even more noticeable. Leather dyes can be used on the skin that is left intact.