Wood Spirit Gourd Masks

Wood Spirit Gourd Masks

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It’s gourd and pumpkin carving season around the studio.  While cleaning up from one of my current gourd art projects, Basket Weaving, Braided Raffia Gourd Rims, I came across the leftover, cut-out section of gourd.  As a wood carver and pyrographer I often create and use practice boards in my teaching.  This small section of gourd seemed perfect for just that purpose.

Soon I had an acrylic under-painting with colored pencil wood spirit face worked up … but what to do with it.  The face painting came out so very well that I didn’t want to just ‘take a photo then throw it in a box for storage’.

Some hot glue, copper foil, electric wires, vintage and damaged jewelry pieces, some thick cotton yarn, and a pair of old glasses quickly turned a practice gourd scrap into an Urban Warrior Gourd Art Mask.

To learn how to make your own Urban Warrior Steampunk Mask please visit our newest free, online project, Wood Spirit Gourd Mask.

Both the Urban Steampunk Warrior Mask, shown, and the Wood Spirit Gourd Mask free project are worked from our Fun Wood Spirits pattern package ,available at ArtDesignsStudio.com.   While you are visiting our line art craft patterns website please note that our Halloween pattern packages have just been posted.

Halloween Scroll Saw 1 – 21 scroll saw ghouls, pumpkins, zombies, and more.
Halloween Scroll Saw 2 – 21 scroll saw cats, bats, rats, witches, ghosts and more.
Pumpkin and Fun Halloween Pattern Package – 71 fun designs for the very young Trick or Treaters.

When you get your’s done, please drop me an image through our Contact Me page.  I would love to start an Urban Warrior Mask gallery to share ideas.

September Happenings!

September Happenings!

Free pdf pyrographyPyrography Leather Journal Free PDF

This free PDF download pyrography project will teach you the basics to wood burning on leather through the creation of a leather artist journal. Included in this Lora S .Irish e-book are the step-by-step instructions for how to trace your pattern, how to prepare the leather for wood burning, the basic wood burning tool tips and how to use each to create your shading and detailing. Plus, Lora Irish has included a free pyrography pattern to use for your personal use in the craft of wood burning.

 

Blue Heron Tavern PyrographyPyrography Blue Heron Tavern Sign Free PDF

This free PDF download e-book by Lora S Irish will guide you through the basic steps to create your own Seashore Bird Decoy Tavern sign.  Includes in this project are the five stages to develop any wood burning pattern – mapping, pale tonal values, medium tonal values, deepening the darkest areas, and detailing.  Plus there is a free practice board pattern for a wood flower included.  Read online or download to your computer.

 

 braided raffia gourd rimBraided Raffia Rim for Gourd Art

Spice up your gourd art with a simple braided raffia or basket reed rim.  This step by step online free project will teach you how to prepare your gourd rim, insert the raffia strands, create a braided rim, and finish off the reed ends.

 

 

New Pattern Packages at ArtDesignsStudio.com

127_150x150cp127 Seashore and Ranch Signs, four extra large sign crafting patterns, Exclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish – Blue Heron Decoys,  Hawk Prairie Ranch, Osprey Lighthouse, and Seagull Mantel

 

 

cp128_150x150cp128 Country Store Signs, four extra large sign crafting patterns, Exclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish – Antique Crocks,  Country Fruit Stand, Thrift Shop, and Vintage Clay Pots

 

 

129_150x150cp129 Celtic dragon Signs, four extra large sign crafting patterns, Exclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish -Celtic Dragon Twist, Corner Dragon Sign, Dragon Cross Sign, and Pub Dragon Sign

 

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