Pyrography Basics: Techniques and Exercises for Beginners

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Woodburning Made Easy

Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you've ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started. All you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns.

Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy by walking you through all the basics...

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Overview

Woodburning Made Easy

Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you've ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started. All you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns.

Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques. You'll learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. Step-by-step practice exercises will teach you how to use temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values. You'll soon master everything from shading to composition, as you apply pyrography to furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much, much more.

In Pyrography Basics, you'll discover:
" 7 Skill-building projects that help you master essential techniques
" Step-by-step instructions and patterns for the beginning woodburner
" 3 basic pyrography pen tips for writing, shading and detailing
" Using temperature, time, texture and layering to create artistic tonal values
" How to use a practice board to ensure the best burn for your project

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2014
Pyrography uses wood-burning tools (which resemble a calligrapher's pen attached to a heat source) to burn designs onto wood or other natural surfaces. In this workbook-style guide, artist Irish provides an overview of some of the basics of pyrography, including variations in temperature (which introduces lighter and darker colors to the finished artwork), texture, and stroke. Each of the six exercises includes step-by-step instructions with photographs of most steps, and the result is a finished piece of art. Irish also explores the use of practice boards, which allow pyrographers to practice textures or designs prior to starting a project. VERDICT This is a great quick-start primer for aspiring pyrographers, but crafters looking for a more comprehensive work may prefer the author's 2012 title The Art and Craft of Pyrography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574215052
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 428,325
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author.In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site. Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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