No, no gnome home in the gnome home. Say that 3 times. I gave a demo on sculpting with Apoxie Sculpt at the AZPCG Retreat up in Prescott, Arizona. Apoxie Sculpt is a good alternative when polymer clay cannot be used. This gourd was unopened so it might explode in the oven. I did not want to open it. I just wanted the shape and the lightness of a large gourd. I will use polymer to sculpt the accessories.
This is just the base. I still need to add accessories, more rocks here and there and some hardware, paint and sealer.
And, in the end.......it is not going to be a gnome home at all. Stay tuned.