Pyrography for Beginners – Jaguar background wood burning tutorial (part 3)

This tutorial is the last of a 3-part series.  In part 1 we created a beginner friend jaguar.   In part 2 we built upon the artwork completed in part 1 giving it more tonal depth and a better 3d appearance.  Now we will add a background to the artwork.  I did my best to keep … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Jaguar background wood burning tutorial (part 3)

Pyrography for Beginners – Jaguar wood burning tutorial (part 1)

In this first installment of a three-part tutorial series I am going to explain to you how to create the Jaguar artwork featured at the beginning of this blog.   This is a beginner friendly project, so our goal is to create artwork that is clearly a jaguar but is not a photorealistic one.  With that … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Jaguar wood burning tutorial (part 1)

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 for Beginners – Fall Maple Leaves wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the fall maple leaves.  This is a beginner friendly project because it only uses pull-away strokes to create the leaves.  Even though I filled a board with maple leaves, keep in mind that you can use this on craft boxes, picture frames, cutting boards, mirror … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Fall Maple Leaves wood burning tutorial

Pyrography for Beginners – Simple Floral Tray wood burning tutorial

In this blog I'm going to explain how to create this Floral Tray pyrography project.  This project is very easy and suitable for any skill level.  You do not need any prior burning experience for this project.  Since there isn’t gradient shading involved, any wood burner will work for this project; including fixed heat solid … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Simple Floral Tray wood burning tutorial

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