The Art & Craft of Pyrography: Drawing with Fire on Leather, Gourds, Cloth, Paper, and Wood

Overview

Although it is often referred to as woodburning, the art of pyrography can be worked on just about any natural surface, including gourds, leather, or cotton rag paper. Now Lora Irish, the author of the bestselling Great Book of Woodburning, offers thirty-five amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.
Inside her new book, readers will learn the basics of pyrography systems, tools, supplies and practice ...

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Overview

Although it is often referred to as woodburning, the art of pyrography can be worked on just about any natural surface, including gourds, leather, or cotton rag paper. Now Lora Irish, the author of the bestselling Great Book of Woodburning, offers thirty-five amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.
Inside her new 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, artist paper, chipboard and papier-mâché. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234789
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 470,742
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (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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Table of Contents

Part One - Basic Supplies wood burning systems one temperature tools variable temperature tools wood burning tips general supplies sanding supplies tool tip cleaning tracing supplies

Part Two - Practice Boards practice board creating a practice board testing your temperature settings simple fill patterns hand positions tool tips common textures and stroke patterns

Part Three - Projects
35 projects and patterns wood
Bengal Tiger Practice Board
Christmas Lamb
Eagle Box
Steam punk Dragonfly step-by-step vegetable tanned leather
Horse Practice Board
American Indian Drum Gourd
Duck Farm
Blue Jay Mill
Steam punk Key Fob
Olson's Dairy Truck
Griffin Artist Notebook
Lee & Longstreet step-by-step dried gourds
Southwest Bird House Practice Board
American Indian Rattle
African Bead Rattle
Gourd Bird House step-by-step
Posies Cache Pot
Pine Cone Feeder
Whimsical Farm Scene cotton fabric
Five Veggie Bags Practice Board
Pixie Make-Up Bag
Vampire T-Shirt step-by-step artist paper
Paper Dragon Practice
Home Sweet Home step-by-step chipboard
Three Santas Practice Board
Steam punk Clock Frame step-by-step
Daylily papier-mâché
Grocery Bag Practice
Sunflower Yarn Box

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