This is a collection of free tutorials (with patterns) on how to create an assortment of pyrography artwork.
The tutorials are grouped by difficulty level, and they begin after the group of articles that cover some general information stuff.
GENERAL INFORMATION ARTICLES
Getting Started in Pyrography. This covers the equipment you need to get started in pyrography and where to find it. I also cover the little extra things I find useful like sanding pens. Last updated Nov 2015
My Pyrography Studio Setup. This article discusses how to create the easel, pen tip holder, and reference holder that I use in my studio. Last updated Oct 2017
Transferring Patterns to Wood. Learn about different ways to transfer a pattern to your working surface. Last updated Dec 2015
Wood Types and Prepping Wood. Read about how to prep the wood surface for optimal burning and the pros/cons of the assorted woods I’ve burned on. Last updated Sept 2018
Finishing / Sealing Wood Projects. This explains the different sealants, how to apply, and our recommendation for sealing artwork. In March of 2019 I added a section to each finish that explains when we would use the finish. Last updated March 2019
How to use the Shading Pen Tip. This tutorial explains how I use this tip to create different looks. Completely re-written July 2018. Watch Video. Last updated July 2018
The Colwood Pen Tips I Use. This tutorial explores the different pyrography pen tips I use in wood burning. Last updated May 2018
How to prepare and burn on leather. This tutorial explains how to prepare the front and back of leather for burning and some tips to get better burn results. Last updated Apr 2018
How to Clean and Maintain Pen Tips. This Tutorial explains how to clean pyrography pen tips and provides preventative maintenance tips to prolong your burner. Watch Video. Last updated May 2018
Resizing & Tracing from Photos. This tutorial explains how to resize photos and pdfs. It also provides some tips about tracing from photographs. Last updated June 2018
Colwood Super Pro II Review. This explains the features on the Colwood and the pen tips I recommend. Last updated Nov 2018 Watch Video.
How to get Gradient Shading. This explains how to get smooth uniform color and gradient shading. Last updated Feb 2019. Watch Video.
Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Grain Lines. This blog covers the different ways that I fix mistakes and remove grain lines from my artwork. Last updated April 2019 Watch Video.
The tutorials below are grouped by their skill level
Skill Level 1 : Beginner Tutorials
This was a tutorial written for Kit Kraft using one of their basswood boards. The link will take you to their website. I’ve been authorized to include the pattern while an issue is being worked out on their system. Butterfly Dreams Tutorial, Butterfly Dreams pattern, Watch Time Lapse Video.
This tutorial teaches how to make and burn the bookmark.
Skill Level 2 : Beginner-Intermediate Tutorials
Water Lily Tutorial, Water Lily pattern
Skill Level 3 : Intermediate Tutorials
Skill Level 4 : Intermediate – Advanced Tutorials