Gourd Art

First four gourds done in this manner: I drilled the ‘filagree’ areas of the leaf gourds with a Dremel-like tool.
Deciding to paint some of the leaves, leaving the others the natural color of the gourd and burned areas.
The fourth gourd, again, choosing to paint only some of the leaves.

This is the third gourd. Since I have a history of creating birch paintings, I chose to use my Proxxon mini jigsaw to cut this piece. No burning on this one.

Below: working outside of the ‘box’ – creating an even more three-dimensional design.

The owl gourd below is entirely painted, no burning at all.