InstructionsUsing a martin house shaped gourd for the vase and a curved gourd for the handle I attached them together using glue and wood filler to create a seamless pitcher. I painted an acrylic wash of chestnut and then carved a 3/4 oval of fretwork around the rim. Using my cone carbide bur and rotary tool I carved several ripples and painted them over with turquoise pearlescent paint. As a nod toward ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Traditional, Mod, Outdoorsy
Dried gourd, acrylic pearlescent paint, and two polished stone cabochons.
What was your inspiration?
Lake Michigan on a sunny day.
What are you most proud of?
This is my first gourd using the random hole fretwork technique. I think it came out very well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure to have the proper tools including a good rotary tool and carving burs. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask someone for some advice. I am always open: bernadettesgourdcreations (at) gmail (dot) com.