A Great Book! Woodworkers interested in woodburning will build their skill level through these three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. They will learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners. Numerous techniques are also discussed, including solar, negative, relief, engraving, torch, and hot wire. The most difficult area for burners-how to realistically create animal fur, feathers, and eyes-is addressed. Gallery of her work, patterns, tips and nibs and so much more. 136pages
You may want to consider the DVD that goes along with Sue’s Pyrography Workbook!
In this intimate DVD, crafters and hobbyists receive a private lesson on the ancient art form of pyrography from an expert. New woodcrafters will benefit from a 20-minute introduction to pyrography that details the tools and wood required to pursue this skill, complemented by a series of 10 lessons that result in the creation of a gorgeous woodburned hawk project. In addition to the live footage, a 16-page accompanying booklet includes two patterns for the hawk project, and a photo of the finished piece. The booklet also includes six pages of reference photography showing more than 70 textures created with four pyrography tips. 110 minutes running time
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In her book, Sue Waters guides you through the rural landscapes and scenery she knows and loves so well. All of the wood burning tools and techniques necessary to create engaging rural landscapes are detailed within. Working through the five projects provided, you will learn techniques for creating realistic representations of barns with their intricate wood siding, stone walls, rolling meadows and mountainous landscapes. Techniques for even the smallest details of pottery, glass, leaves and grass are included. Full color photographs and step-by-step instructions make exploring and creating these landscapes a joy, even for the novice wood burner. Once you have successfully completed these wood burning projects, you will have the necessary skills and confidence to further explore the rich and varied opportunities for art presented in rural scenes on your own.
This book is filled with inspiring patterns and project ideas.
As with most artists, Marcie has developed her drawing and pattern style over many years to the point that they actually represent part of her life's story. She now shares this part of her life with you. 54pp
For All Skill Levels Nationally-known artist Lora Irish reveals her secrets in this complete woodburning resource. Beginner and advanced pyrographers alike benefit from the 30 original traceable line patterns and the clear step-by-step instructions. An inspiring full-color gallery illustrates the beauty of her finished projects. Inside The Great Book of Woodburning You'll Find: -Exercises to Master Temperature, Stroke, Texture and Layering -Methods to Judge Depth of Color and Tonal Values -Chapters on Equipment, Surface Selection and Finishing Techniques
Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning in Pyrography Basics. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper, and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. The author provides a thorough introduction to basic tools, materials, and techniques. Readers learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. Seven skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values. 32 pages