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Doodling Borders For Wood Burning, Gourds, & Drawing

Patterns are so much a part of our lives that we often take them for granted. There are times when an artist working in any medium needs to create a pattern with specific complexity or form. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of drawing twenty-five patterns for wood burning and gourd decoration with different variations and shading techniques and applying and adapting the patterns with an easy drawing method. Learn how to improve your drawing skills while applying interest to the patterns as you use them in abstract compositions, create your own variations, and confidently enter your work in gourd or wood burning competitions. Also included are tips and suggestions for wood burning artists who are looking for something not found in typical woodcraft books. Beginning and master gourd artists will find inspiration for designs here, beyond the limited selection offered by clip art and transfers.

Paperback: 56 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (December 28, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764347500

ISBN-13: 978-0764347504

Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Mrs Lake has made the art of "doodleing" on gourds a beautiful insight to what you can do with a gourd and how to make it simple. She is an artist and knows how to help others to be an artist. I am enjoying her book and plan to follow a lot of her directions.

THE GATHERINGMy grocery store always has a beautiful display of gourds during the fall season. The grouping is interesting. They almost seem like a family gathered together for a wonderful celebration. There are all shapes and sizes, tall and short, bulbous and slender. The texture is usually smooth, with an occasional ridge or blemish.This is what I thought about when I received the wonderful “Doodling Borders for Wood Burning Gourds & Drawing,” written by Bettie Lake and published by Schiffer. What fascinated me as I reviewed the book was how the art form, Zentangle, was utilized to enhance the borders and surface of each gourd.Many patterns are introduced and subsequently shown as border designs. There are many examples of beautifully designed gourds, utilizing transferring images and then applying watercolor pencils and paints. Other gourds are illustrated with very intricate carved and wood burned surfaces.The last section is a step-by-step process of choosing and cleaning the gourds. Once all of the scraping and sanding, and scouring has taken place, the gourds will be ready for enhancement.The wonderfully decorated gourds, which I viewed in this book, has really captured my imagination. They too seem like a family gathered together for a very special celebration.

Designs were very beautiful. Not only can I use them for gourds, butother crafts.

The book is fun and a good source for ideas.

this book is a super book for someone that is just started doing gourds. Helps to teach how to clean and draw

Wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I am looking for a book on how to get unique looks for the top of the gourd. I have seen some gourds that look like there may have been a gourd shard added to the top.

Beautiful illustrations can't wait to get started using some of the ideas

Beautiful written and illustrated. It arrived in a timely manner as well.

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