Pyrography – Tracing Western Tanager wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to trace from a western tanager photo.  I will also explain why I made alterations to the tracing from the photo.  My goal is to help you understand my thought processes when evaluating and alter images to improve their composition for a new project.  The techniques I … Continue reading Pyrography – Tracing Western Tanager wood burning tutorial

Pyrography for Beginners – Border Frames wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create a wood burned border frame on your board.   This is a way to dress up your artwork without actually framing it.  I think it gives the artwork a polished look and increases its visual appeal.  It's not hard to add a border frame, but depending … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Border Frames wood burning tutorial

Pyrography Techniques – Whiskers Created 5 Ways wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain 5 different methods to create whiskers.  There may be other ways of creating whiskers, but these are the 5 that I’m aware of and have used.   In addition to explaining different ways to create whiskers I will also provide an example of when I used the method.  Plus … Continue reading Pyrography Techniques – Whiskers Created 5 Ways wood burning tutorial

Pyrography Techniques – Should You Clean Your Pyrography Art Before Sealing It?

I started my website back in 2014 and my YouTube channel in 2017.   The website didn't bother me as I figured no one would find it, but the YouTube channel terrified me.   I hear about online trolls and I just knew they would be out in force leaving brutal comments.   My fear made me postpone … Continue reading Pyrography Techniques – Should You Clean Your Pyrography Art Before Sealing It?

Using Zigzags to Create Fur Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

When I create fur texture I use a burn stroke I call zigzags.  In the tutorial I am going to explain what zigzags are, and provide guidelines for using them.  Another thing I will explain is how I modify the zigzags to create different looks in the fur.     I will start at the beginning … Continue reading Using Zigzags to Create Fur Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

Testing Erasers for Pyrography wood burning techniques

According to Wikipedia, the first rubber eraser was invented back in 1770 by Edward Naime.  Like the bread eraser it replaced, it was designed to remove lead and charcoal marks from paper.  With pyrography we need erasers that can remove burn marks, and traditional rubber erasers are not able to do that.  Fortunately there are … Continue reading Testing Erasers for Pyrography wood burning techniques