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Revealing the Secrets to Wood burning on Gourds
Shading with the Writing Tip
Applying an Abstract Design on a Gourd
"Little Gem" Gourds
Getting Started with my Book Patterns
The "Narwel" Pattern
Double Shard Necklace
Cannon Ball Ornament
"Dyeing to be Different"
Gourd Talks

You like tangling because you don't need to draw realistically. And it is pretty easy to create an abstract design on a three-inch zentangle paper. But how do you get them on a gourd beyond putting them around the border?

The gourd is a three-dimensional surface so composition rules are helpful. We will look at different ways the focal point works on a round surface and learn how to move the viewer's eye around the gourd with lines and patterns.

I will teach you my method for creating a great composition every time and give you tips on why certain things work or don't! If you took the shading class, then you can use the same patterns with this project.

Applying an Abstract Design on a Gourd

4 hrs.

Cost: $50

You will learn to draw the four patterns and then draw them on the gourd. The outlines will be wood burned with a spear or skew tip.

I will demonstrate how I use metallic markers to add shimmer.

Materials you will Bring:


Wood burning tool and supplies

Sketchbook and pencils

Shards to practice on

Patterns you want to use

Ink dyes

Teacher Will Bring:

A cleaned gourd

A handout