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

Pyrography Tutorial Leaping Trout shading techniques wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how leaping trout lake artwork that I burned onto a maple cribbage board.  The artwork is more stylized versus photorealistic, but I think a stylized version is easier to replicate.  Plus the subject is a popular theme, so makes a wonderful gift. I’m only going to explain how … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Leaping Trout shading techniques wood burning

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 Crashing Ocean Waves wood burning technique with airbrush color

A month or so back I was asked by Keith to write a tutorial explaining how to create ocean waves in pyrography.  I’ve never created an ocean scene before and have wanted to try it, so this blog is all about that attempt.    This tutorial will cover the pyrography techniques I used to create the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Crashing Ocean Waves wood burning technique with airbrush color

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 Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur in wood burning

In this pyrography tutorial blog, I’m going to explain how to create the Bobcat artwork.  I will show you my zigzag burn stroke technique to creating realistic looking fur.  The reference photo for this artwork was taken by my husband, Todd, while we were visiting the Oregon Zoo.  The bobcat was sitting in a patch … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur in wood burning