Pyrography Techniques – The Skull Mask wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the skull mask artwork.  I was attracted to this image because of the raised designs on the mask.  Those designs might make this artwork seem a bit intimidating, but don’t fear.  Like all things, if the image is broken down into smaller components, it becomes … Continue reading Pyrography Techniques – The Skull Mask wood burning tutorial

Pygmy Owl Pyrography Tutorial wood burning technique

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Pygmy Owl pyrography artwork.  I will explain how to create the beautiful feathers on the wings, the streaked chest, the spotted head, and more.  The owl is the seventh installment of my Backyard Birds tutorial series.  Maybe I’m bias as owls are my favorite … Continue reading Pygmy Owl Pyrography Tutorial wood burning technique

Butterfly Book Pyrography Tutorial wood burning for beginners

In this tutorial blog I’m going to explain how to create the colorful butterfly pyrography artwork that I put on a wooden book.  The wooden book was nothing more than a hinged box that was designed to look like a book.  I bought the box at a craft store and when I saw it I … Continue reading Butterfly Book Pyrography Tutorial wood burning for beginners

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 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