If you are choosing to paint your gourds, you have a diversity of paints you can use. Acrylics or Oil Paints can be used, while many others use leather dyes. Personally, acrylics are our preferred paint because it dries quickly, blends well, and has nice coverage.
Alcohol inks can be used: http://www.gourdsupplies.com/Adirondack-Alcohol-Ink-Dyes.htm
Many leather dyes, angelus paints, and suede dyes, along with a treasure box of other gourd art supplies can be found at TurtleFeathers
Do you know what types of gourd you want to use? There's many varieties.
This chart is used courtesy The Gourd Reserve
Gourds aren't just for birdhouses anymore. The creative possibilities are endless. They are used in sculpture, musical instruments, vessels and bowls, lamps, dolls, ornaments, the list goes on and on.
Some of the things we do with OUR gourds..
|Bear Claw Frame Drum by John Fry|
|Sweetgrass Blessings to the Star People Gourd Art Doll by Jeanne Fry|
|Running Horse Gourd Art Bowl by Jeanne Fry|
|Bear Totem Gourd Ornament by Jeanne Fry|
|Gourd Jewelry by John and Jeanne Fry|
|Dragonfly Gourd Ceremony Rattle by John and Jeanne Fry|
To see more of our artwork you can visit our website
We also sell our work on Artfire
Happy Gourding !