Gourdguy's Blog

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.  



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This entry was posted on April 11, 2009 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , .
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