But before I left, I created several gourds using Tiny Tools from Proxxon. Actually the one that I used the most was the Proxxon Jigsaw STS 12E with the Foot Switch FS.
The Supplies Used in this project were:
1 Medium/Large Gourd Cleaned Gourd (outside)
1 Bundle of Dyed Pine Needles
1 Spool of Waxed Cord
1 Bottle of Leather Dye
Small piece of cloth for applying dye
Throw away paintbrush (small)
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Foot Switch FS
The gourd that I used is called a Warty Gourd because I wanted something different with a lot of texture:
|Isn't this unique? And they actually grow this way. They are very hard to clean however because of the warts being so close together in some areas.|
I next used the leather dye to color the gourd. I used a mahogany color on a soft cloth to color it with and I let the dye run in many places and used the paint brush to get into and under the "warts" on the gourd. Please make sure you have your gloves on! If you don't be prepared to wait for the dye to wear off your hands!
Once the dye is dry, seal the gourd with the Kamar Varnish.
I think I ended up with a very pretty and unique piece of Art don't you? All made easier by using Proxxon Tiny Tools!!!