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.
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
Inside Lora's book, readers will learn the basics of pyrography systems, tools, supplies and practice boards. Differences between the various substrates are examined and discussed, including both wood and non-wood working surfaces. Irish provides expert advice on temperature settings, fill patterns, hand positions, textures, stroke patterns and more.
Chapters are included on creating tonal values, understanding shadows, adding color to your burnings, and finishing the work. Thirty-five new patterns illustrate the application of fine pyrography across a wide variety of imaginative media, including vegetable tanned leather, dried gourds, cotton fabric and more. Irish is known for her amazingly detailed patterns that positively exude expression, and this book does not disappoint. Each fascinating project includes complete instructions plus photographs of both the finished piece and the work-in-progress across pale, medium, dark and detailed stages.