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

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

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

Lettering Textures Part 1 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create five different textures using the same font style.   This tutorial is not about creating font styles, but I will touch briefly on them.  Instead this tutorial will focus on textures.  I will give you some options to fill in, or color, the letters with something … Continue reading Lettering Textures Part 1 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques