Artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish walks you through all the basics of woodburning. You can learn about using temperature, time, layering and texturing to create artistic tonal values. 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.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 218 x 280 x 5mm | 158g
- 01 Jan 2014
- Design Originals
- Fortworth, United States
- full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations, includes patterns
Back cover copy
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: " 6 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
About Lora S. Irish
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. 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.