Learn to burn beautiful art from any drawing, pattern, or photograph!
Updated edition of the 200-page illustrated guide to woodburning by renowned artist Lora Irish
41 patterns plus projects that slowly progress in difficulty for beginner, intermediate, and advanced pyrographers
Skill-building exercises and technique tutorials to help you master temperature, stroke, texture, and layering
Step-by-step instructions and clear photos to practice patterns, plus clear guidance on pattern transferring methods
Pyrography methods to help you judge the depth of color or tonal value for each area of your design
New practice gallery, seven new patterns, updated opening sections, new photography, and other updates to this revised edition
A complete and contemporary update to the popular resource for woodburners, inside this revised edition of Great Book of Woodburning, artist Lora Irish reveals her secrets to creating stunning pyrography!
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced pyrographers alike will benefit from more than 40 original traceable line art designs, detailed overviews on the basics of woodburning, a thorough practice section, technique exercises, and clear step-by-step instructions for transferring a pyrography pattern. New to this edition are up-to-date features on tools and techniques, additional projects to offer a wider range of variety, a new practice gallery, and more that makes this woodburning book a must-have for pyrographers of every level!
Author Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author whose acclaimed books published by Fox Chapel Publishing have sold over half a million copies. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.
Inside this fully-illustrated 200-page guide, Irish shares her expertise and reveals her strategies for crafting beautiful burned images from any drawing, pattern, or photograph. Soon, you'll be doing everything from shading to composition as you adorn furniture, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much more, using the directions provided in this complete woodburning resource. You'll find exercises to master temperature, stroke, texture and layering, methods to judge depth of color and tonal values, and chapters on equipment, surface selection, and finishing techniques. All you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool and this book, and you'll be equipped to woodburn incredible art with confidence in no time!
Experience the joy of creating amazing pyrography art, with Great Book of Woodburning, Revised and Expanded Second Edition!