Build your skill level through these step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners! Inside Pyrography Workbook, author Sue Walters explores:
Practical and necessary aspects of safety and work area setup
Equipment and timber selection
Preparing the wood and transferring the design
Special nib techniques and how to apply them
Textures, patterns, and unusual pyrographical variations
Burning on leather, gourds, bark, and other materials
The integration and use of color in pyrography
Pyrography, meaning to draw with fire, is a versatile art form that dates back to the Victorian age and continues to thrive today because of its beauty and endless possibilities. In Pyrography Workbook, internationally renowned Australian pyrographer Sue Walters offers inspiration and sound practical information that will open your eyes to the artistic potential of pyrography. Whether you're a novice or an advanced burner, Sue's engaging style and award-winning talents will remove the mystery from this captivating art form and make it a more enjoyable experience.
In addition to a gallery of Sue's award-winning work, 3 step-by-step projects, and a selection of original patterns to inspire future burning, you'll learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners.
Numerous techniques are also discussed, including solar, negative, relief, engraving, torch, and hot wire. Even the most difficult area for burners—how to realistically create animal fur, feathers, and eyes—is addressed.
Pyrography Workbook teaches you everything you need to know to start creating stunning pyrography artwork.