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.
Big Book of Pyrography Projects is packed with tips, tricks, and inspiration. All you need is this big book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, paper, gourds, and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. Leading pyrography artists and authors show you how to complete 23 of their favorite projects, from realistic portraits and landscape scenes to stylized frames, platters, boxes, bowls, and birdhouses. Applications in both fine and decorative art are presented in traditional designs as well as modern innovations. Whether you're a complete beginner or an accomplished pyrography artist, you're bound to find exciting ideas in this book. You'll also find helpful advice inside on choosing a woodburning system, creating your own patterns, making practice boards, staying safe, and keeping your woodburner clean. A full-color gallery presents a stunning array of projects from international artists to stir your imagination and spark your creativity. 128 pages
Norma has been a pyrographer for 20 years and happily shares her designs with other enthusiasts for the craft. Her clear text explains the best method for tracing the designs and transferring them on to wood, and gives tips on applying shading, adding colour and finishing. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to create new designs with advice on scale and perspective. Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Herbs, Water life, Farms and Celtic Knotwork are all covered. 112pp