September 2, 2020: 3 days Only, Get a Free Transparent Acrylic, plus New size Options for Craft-Ready Ornaments!

September 01, 2020

September 2, 2020: 3 days Only, Get a Free Transparent Acrylic, plus New size Options for Craft-Ready Ornaments!

3 Days Only, Get a FREE Bottle of Transparent Acrylic of Your Choice with Any Purchase of $60 or More!
(Offer expires Friday, 9/4/20 at midnight)

“I have used various inks including leather dyes, GourdMaster™ inks and the newer Transparent Acrylics are the BEST! I love the way they flow over the gourd skin, dye evenly, and blend well without having overlapping lines and smears.

I also love the way they are able to blend with other products on the line and can be diluted or made like a watercolor wash with their sister product Formula 49. If you have not tried them you're missing out!” - Debbie Gutzmann

Shown above, 32 colors available in the GourdMasterTM Transparent Acrylic line. These last a long time. One half-ounce bottle of dye will cover up to 500 gourds in the 5"- 6" diameter size range!

Shown above Ginkgo gourd pot with Transparent Acrylics, by Christy Barajas.

Shown above, Transparent Acrylic colors used to create the Ginkgo gourd pot. See the complete materials list here.

See how easy it is to use Transparent Acyrlics! Watch the video above!

With GourdMaster Transparent Acrylics you get the rich colors and work-ability you might find in an acrylic paint, combined with the wonderful, semi-transparent look of an ink dye.

It's like having the best of both worlds!

Being pigment based, they are more viscous than Ink Dye so you can actually apply them with a paint brush and the color stays where you put it without bleeding!

See how to make your own Southwest Gourd Pot. Use this link. Gourd art by Krystal Garrido.

Gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring GourdMaster Transparent Acrylics!

A pop-up window will appear once the order minimum is reached, allowing you to select your color choice for your FREE Transparent Acrylic. See our 'Customer Favorites' page to start shopping:


New Size Options for Craft-Ready Ornaments!
Now you can get more uniform sizes within a pack with our new "Large" and "Extra Large" size options!

Previously the option called "Large" included sizes 2.5"- 3.5" in diameter. Now you can get more uniform sizes per bag because we've separated them into 2 different size ranges: 2.5"-2.9" are the New "large" size and 3"- 3.5" ornament are the New "extra large" size. Plus we've kept the price the same so there is no price increase for the Extra Large size!

Shown here, size options available for Craft-Ready Gourd Ornaments. The 2.5"- 3.5" size is now divided into 2 separate size ranges, "Large" 2.5"- 2.9" and "Extra Large' 3"- 3.5" in diameter.

Pictured above: Adorable snowmen Gourd Ornaments by Lee Kline. Thank you, Lee, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!

These adorable Gourd Ornaments are by Caroll Maholick‎! Thank you, Caroll, for sharing your artwork with us on Facebook!

Gourd art by Krystal Garrido (3 above) and Kelsey Nelson (3 below) using the Gourd Ornaments Stick 'n Burn Pack.


Craft-Ready Ornaments starting at Just $39.95 per bag!
Shop Craft-Ready Ornaments:


Awesome Gourd Art in the Gourd Art Marketplace!
(A place for buying and selling gourd art)

Bottle vase by Jean Owens! Jean writes on her post, " 8 1/2" H x 7" W Gourd Art" Price $35. To purchase or learn more, use this direct link!

Awesome horse vase by Patti L Gran! Patti writes, "11” H x 8” W. Painted with GourdMaster Transparent Acrylic Ink Dye and tiny bead embellishments." Free shipping. Price $75. To purchase or learn more, use this direct link!

Gourd art by Linda Vacca! Linda writes in her post, "Drawn and burned mermaid design, acrylic paints; piece of driftwood attached with seagrass twine. UV polyurethane sealed." Price $130. To purchase or learn more, use this direct link!

Lovely carved gourd by Kate Randall Schlagbaum! Kate writes, "Plug in lamp with carved, painted and pyrography gourd." Price $125. To purchase or learn more, use this direct link!

See all the fabulous art for sale and post your own gourd art!

Please Note: The direct links given for the Marketplace gourd art will work if you are using the old version of Facebook, but might now work if you did the upgrade Facebook has been pushing out in the last few weeks. We have sent Facebook multiple texts to try to get the problem fixed but so far there seems to be no way to offer a direct link to an individual post, just a link to the Marketplace Group. Most people feel this is fine since it is fairly easy to find the art pieces we feature here from the main page of the Gourd Art Marketplace.


Today's Featured Gourd Art!

This beautiful gourd art is by Debb Doyle Chiappisi‎! Thank you, Debb, for sharing your artwork with us on Facebook!


Letters from Customers

"I only started working with gourds a year ago. I first bought a Dremel but decided for me that it was harder to use and too much vibration so I bought the Pro Carver from Welburn. It has made a big difference in carving and I love the Pro Carver!" -Peggy J.

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"Hello, I just received the GourdMaster Pro Carver II yesterday – couldn’t wait to try it out – I love it!! I’ve been using the Dremel which has been great, but there’s something about the Pro – so quiet, and the handpiece is much more comfortable, low vibration – it was like carving through butter! I wish I lived closer to a gourd farm - not any in my area - Connecticut Thanks, Kathy"

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"OHMIGOSH! I just unboxed my new Pro Carver II and even though it’s late, I decided to give it a 5 minute test run.
Let me say, I was happy when I went from a Dremel to the Proxxon. But there is a night and day difference with the Pro Carver! The hand piece fits my hand so much better, it’s lighter and I can barely feel the vibration!! After carving a couple hours with the Proxxon, my hand ends up tingling afterwards. I don’t anticipate that happening with the ProCarver based on what I just felt. Halllelujah! My hand, joints and titanium shoulder are going to be sooo happy!
I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow and start carving!" - Lori Smith