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.
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.
Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing. Learn to Burn offers fifteen step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from spoons and spatulas to bangles, bowls and bookmarks—illustrated with clear how-to photographs.
Fifty bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects. This a book that you’ll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.