Sunday, October 26, 2008
Well what do ya think. I finally finished it. I added a hang tag which has 2 acorns, and an oak leaf to continue the theme. It reads Fall Harvest. I also attached some homespun and sweet annie to the hang tag. I inserted a 7 watt light into the gourd. The way that I do this is using a 1" hole saw, I cut a hole in the back of the gourd. I do this before any painting begins. I also seal my gourds with gesso before I paint them. After I cut the leaves out I cleaned the gourd out. There are some places that have this cool tool to clean the inside of the gourd. One place that has them is Welbourn Gourd Farm here in Fallbrook California. I don't have one, it's on my list. I did it the hard way, scraping and using my hands. Once my gourd is finished painting and sealing I insert the light. The lights are corded and have a snap in effect. Perfect little night light. What's really neat is at night the designs that are cut out appear around your room or on your ceiling. So with this little lamp they will have leaves and acorns around there room. Well I hope you enjoyed this little project. Let me know what you think of it. If you would like me to make one for you please contact me through the comment section at the end of this post or email me. Check out my profile for my email address. Thank you again for looking on as I create. Have a great day.
Oh yea the window it's coming I'll work on it some more this week. Hang in there.
Good morning to all. I didn't put up the pics last night. I worked on it till 12:30 last night. It isn't completely finished. I have to put a scripture on it and seal it. I also have to add a hang tag and some sweet annie to it. I also have to put the light in it. Well thank you for looking in on my blog. I hope you enjoy the pictures. The colors I used for the leaves are antique goldenrod, gingerbread, and antique moss green. I also spattered the gourd. I really like the way it turned out. Can't wait to complete it.