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

Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to show you some of the different ways that I use to fix mistakes and hide wood grain in my pyrography artwork.  I will divide the tutorial into four categories; Lighten, Fixing/Filling, Seam Lines, and Grain Lines.  The great thing is that all of my methods are easy to do … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in wood burning