Crafting with Gourds by Lora Irish

Crafts & Coloring

Adult Coloring, Basketry, Copper Wire Jewelry, Egg Gourd Bee Houses, Gourd Art, Leather Pyrography, Leather Journals, Paper Crafts, Quilt Appliques, Quilting and Fabric Art, Spoon Carving, Working with Color

As of 6/8/2021 – 95 articles, projects, and techniques posted

L S Irish Mission Statement
Free Wood Carving, Pyrography, Painting PDF Files
Selling Your Finished Work – Art and Craft Shows
Copyright, Can I sell my finished projects?
Lora Irish Copyright Article
How to Download


Adult Coloring

Adult Coloringhow to paint blue jeans
Working with Pure Color Hues
Limited Color Palette for Wood Crafts
Coloring Book Quilt – Free Patterns
Painted Blue Jeans 2, Free Craft Patterns
Painted Blue Jeans, Free Patterns
Doodle Wind Chimes, Free Craft Project
Free Doodles Days #4 – Print and Color Envelope
Doodle Day #2, Lora Irish Morgue Files
Altered Art Wood Carving
Adult Coloring – Working with Colored Pencils
Adult Coloring Portraits
Doodle Day #8 – Altered Art Patterns
Doodle Day #4 Leather Covered Journal
Doodle Day #3 Patterns for Bullet Journal
Doodle Patterns, Lora Irish Artist Morgue


Basketry (much more coming soon) Rib Basket Weaving

Basket Essentials – Rib Basket Weaving


Bee Houses from Egg Gourds
Bee Houses
Bee House Gourds Free Project
Bee House Gourds Free Project Gallery


Copper Wire Jewelry (much more coming soon)

Wire Wrapped Copper Jewelry Designs




Gourd Art

Gourd Artgourd decoupage bird house
Braided Raffia Gourd Rim
Wood Spirit Gourd Mask
Wood Spirit Gourd Pencil Jar
Creating Gourd Art Musical Instruments – Banjo
Wood Spirit Gourd Masks
String House Gourd Art


Leather Pyrography and Journals

How to Make Deckle Edged Journal Paper
Leather Pyrography Nav Page
Leather Purse Pyrography by Lora Irish
Leather Pyrography Purse Double-Needle Stitching
Painting a Color Wheel for Pyrography, Gourd Art, and Wood Carving
Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal Cover
Pyrography Leather Boot Belt Project, Part One
Pyrography Leather Boot Belt Project, Part Two
Pyrography Leather Journal
Greenman Pyrography Leather Bullet Journal Project
Pyrography on Leather
Leather Pyrography Art Journals
How to Make Easy, Quick, Deckle Edge Journal Paper
Leather Pyrography Wood Burning Tools
Leather Purse Pyrography Project
Leather Burned Jewelry 3
Leather Burned Jewelry 2
Leather Burned Jewelry 1
Pyrography Leather Boot Belt Project
Pyrography Leather Jewelry


Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts, Cards & Scrap BookingLora Irish Doodle Journal
Scrapbook Tags
Working in Layers, Colored Pencils
Celtic Bird Pattern Paper Bag
Scroll Trimmed Backgammon Board
Adult Coloring – Colored Pencil Application
Adult Coloring – Working with Colored Pencils



Quilt Applique

Quilting TutorialsFree Fretwork Butterfly Quilt Project by Lora Irish
Marker Painted Quilt Square
Fretwork Butterfly Art Quilt
Leather Burned Jewelry
Doodle Applique Quilting
Marking Pen Quilts
Redwork Embroidery Patterns
Redwork Embroidery Christmas Angel


Spoon Carving

The Art of Spoon CarvingArt of Spoon Carving
Discover why I carve spoons!
Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving
Four Methods to  Cutting a Spoon Blank
Wood Carving a Basic Wooden Spoon 


Working with Color

Painting a Color Wheel
Pyrography, Gourd Art, Wood Carving
Coloring Your Project
Adding Skin Colors with Watercolorscolored pencils and pyrography
Basics to Painting
Acrylics over a Primer for Wood Carving
China Painting with Acrylics for Wood Carving
Dry Brushed Acrylics over Oil Stain for Wood Carvings
Marbling and Splatter Painting
Simple Dry Brushing for Wood Carving and Pyrography
Vintage Painting
Wood Carving and Burning Painting Supplies
Paint Kit Supplies for Painting Your Wood Carving
Steps to Success, Painting Your Wood Carving
Burnishing Your Wood Carving
Simple Blending with Acrylic Craft Paints
General Techniques Used in Wood Carving Painting
Basics to Painting
Painting Eyes
Watercolors and Wood Burning
The Color Wheel, Who Is R. G. Biv
Dry Brushing, Wood Painting Techniques by Lora Irish



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