Making a Sepia and Grey Value Finder Pyrography tutorial wood burning techniques

It seems like I’ve noticed a lot of pencil artist using grey value finders to help them determine how dark to color in an area on their drawing.  The tool seems like it would be very helpful, so I searched for a sepia value finder to use in pyrography.  I couldn’t find one.  Instead I … Continue reading Making a Sepia and Grey Value Finder Pyrography tutorial wood burning techniques

Creating Borders and Straight Edges in Pyrography Wood burning Tutorial

I like to put borders around the edges of my artwork as I think they give the artwork a polished look that is similar to framing the work. In this short blog I will provide some tips for creating borders on your artwork.  I will cover using a torch to burn in a border and … Continue reading Creating Borders and Straight Edges in Pyrography Wood burning Tutorial

When is Art Done? Pyrography Guidelines to know when to stop wood burning

A while back I was asked by Pete, a fairly new pyrography artist, “How can I tell if I’m done with my pyrography artwork?” What a fantastic question and one I didn’t have an immediate answer for.   Since that day, I have spent time pondering the question and I think I have 3 ways to … Continue reading When is Art Done? Pyrography Guidelines to know when to stop wood burning

Minisa Robinson WOODBURNING REALISTIC ANIMALS book review

I was sent a copy of Minisa Robinson’s book, “Woodburning Realistic Animals” to review.  I have admired Minisa’s work for a number of years, so I was excited to receive this book.  I enjoy learning how other artists create their work.  Plus there is always the opportunity to pick up a new technique.   This blog … Continue reading Minisa Robinson WOODBURNING REALISTIC ANIMALS book review

How to Build a Pyrography Pen Tip Holder – Pyrography Tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to build a pen tip holder.  I love my tip holder as it keeps my pen tips organized and readily accessible.  The holder is pretty easy to construct, but does require a drill.   You can watch a YouTube video of the holder being created by clicking on … Continue reading How to Build a Pyrography Pen Tip Holder – Pyrography Tutorial

Pyrography Tutorial – How to Build a Hand Sander

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to build a hand sander.  The sander is very useful when working with store bought wood craft items like die-cut ornaments, boxes and for plywood in general.  The sander is comfortable and easy to change out sand paper on.   You can watch a YouTube video of the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial – How to Build a Hand Sander