Pyrography Tutorial Stylized Rose techniques for beginner wood burning

In this tutorial I will explain how to create the stylized rose artwork.  The steps needed to create the rose can be use on any rose design and you don’t need a reference photo.   The artwork is from the side of a harp that my husband, Todd, built.  He wanted a Celtic knot with roses … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Stylized Rose techniques for beginner wood burning

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

Pyrography Tutorial The Covered Bridge – A study of contrast in wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Covered Bridge pyrography artwork.  This artwork is the 7th installment in my mini project series.   My primary goal with this artwork is to demonstrate the importance of contrast in creating visually striking images.  The secondary goal is to show you how to create the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial The Covered Bridge – A study of contrast in wood burning

Lettering Textures Part 2 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

In this tutorial I’m going to explain pyrography shading techniques to create five different textures using the same font style.   This tutorial is not about creating font styles, but I will touch briefly on how to get them.  Instead the main focus of this tutorial will be the different options to color in the letters … Continue reading Lettering Textures Part 2 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

Pyrography Tutorial Back To Basics – Globes & Grapes pyrography for beginners

In this pyrography tutorial, we are going back to the basics to discuss how light interacts on a simple object; a globe.   The tutorial will start with doing an in-depth examination of how 3 different lighting scenarios alters the shadows on the globe.  Afterwards we will create the Cluster of Grapes artwork using the information … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Back To Basics – Globes & Grapes pyrography for beginners

Pyrography Shading Techniques to get Smooth Gradient Color in wood burning

  In this tutorial I’m going to explain pyrography shading techniques to get smooth gradient color.  First I will give you some tips that will help get better burn results and then I’ll explain how to create both uniform color and gradient color.  Gradient shading is one of the more difficult skills to master in … Continue reading Pyrography Shading Techniques to get Smooth Gradient Color in wood burning