Pyrography Tutorial Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur

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

Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in pyrography

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 pyrography

White Crowned House Sparrow Bird Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the White Crowned House Sparrow bird pyrography artwork.  The sparrow is the sixth installment in my Backyard Birds tutorial series.   Sparrows are a small bird and pretty common where I live.   Todd took this picture of one perched on my grape arbor and I loved … Continue reading White Crowned House Sparrow Bird Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

How To Create 3D Sandstone Texture Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

In this pyrography tutorial I’m going to explain how I created the three-dimensional illusion of the word “stone”  and explain how to create the sandstone texture.    I'm also going to introduce you to the shading pen tip and explain a how to use it.   Since this example doesn't require the ability to create … Continue reading How To Create 3D Sandstone Texture Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Mastering Lines in Pyrography with the Gingerbread House Tutorial wood burning

wood buring of the gingerbread house

In this pyrography 'how to' blog / lesson / tutorial I want to demonstrate how to create this gingerbread house using nothing but lines (background excluded).   I’ve found that when I’m learning a new hobby, in the beginning, it can be very useful to follow along with someone else.  This way I can concentrate on … Continue reading Mastering Lines in Pyrography with the Gingerbread House Tutorial wood burning

How To Transfer Patterns To Wood via Stamp, Iron, or Trace wood burning

In this blog I'm going to discuss three main methods of transferring a pattern to wood; stamping, ironing, and tracing.  The methods can be applied to almost any surface that accepts graphite; things like leather, paper, gourds, and, of course, wood.   Like all things, each method has its good and bad points, so allow me … Continue reading How To Transfer Patterns To Wood via Stamp, Iron, or Trace wood burning