Do you know what Pyrography is? It is when you burn a pattern/design into a wood surface. I have a collection of mini gourds from South America which are a combination of paint and pyrography. We use them as Christmas ornaments. For some weird reason this resin pumpkin “screamed” gourd art to me and I immediately thought of my gourd collection. One thing I love about my gourds is that the artists who designed them use a limited palette. My favorites are actually monochromatic with the wood burning actually showing areas of light and dark. They are stunning. That is what I was hoping to achieve with this pumpkin design, consequently I used a very limited palette with a black background to set the leaves off. I have a friend who is a gourd artist and she likes to include gold leaf on her gourds, I used a gold metallic paint to mimic the look of the gold leaf. Once I had the leaves complete I felt that the piece needed something and chose to add the word Home. I felt the light color of the lettering against the black background set the piece off. My hope was that this would not be just a seasonal piece and instead could be left out year round. I hope you paint this design and enjoy it in your HOME. Click for your FREE pattern download.
by Hillary Duysen on May 4 2017