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Making Scrapbook Tags

Making Scrapbook Tags

Turn trinkets and trash into treasures with these pyro tags In the 2012 issue of Pyrography, Lora S. Irish explains how she turns empty cereal and snack boxes into personalized tags for her scrapbook layouts. The boxes are a free source of lightweight chipboard, which is perfect for pyrography. In […]

by March 7, 2012 0 comments Patterns
Winter Wolves Scene

Winter Wolves Scene

Pyrography 2012 Online Bonus In “Pattern Making Made Easy,” Danette Smith teaches readers how to use free computer software to turn photos into pyrography patterns. Danette demonstrates the steps with a striking photo of two wolves, which she used with permission from photographer Monty Sloan. Readers interested in recreating Danette’s […]

by February 24, 2012 0 comments Patterns
Use a saltine cracker box as the basis for a birdhouse

Saltine Cracker Box Bird House Pattern

On the PyrographyOnline Message Board, Lora S. Irish has posted a tutorial on how to create a birdhouse around a saltine cracker bix. The idea behind this design is to create an easy to make side hole bird house out of a media that I can pyro burn. So I […]

by March 17, 2011 0 comments Patterns
Wild Rose Corner demonstrates that a wide range of values can be created just by learning to control how much time you use to make an individual burned stroke.

Creating Tonal Values

Before you start your first full project, it’s helpful to get a feel for your woodburning tool and to practice creating light and dark areas as well as various textures. You can practice these patterns on scraps of wood. If you prefer to keep all of your exercises in one […]

by January 4, 2011 0 comments Patterns
Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

This pattern is designed to go with the tutorial on the Pyrography Online message board at this link: Steampunk Photo Frame For more information on burning on chip board, see the article in Pyrography. Attachments: Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

by November 22, 2010 0 comments Patterns
Dimensional Woodburning

Dimensional Woodburning

The human eye gathers information about an object or scene in two separate ways—the amount of light that strikes an object and the color of the object. Once the eye has determined both the light value and color value of an object, the information is merged to create the image […]

by September 27, 2010 0 comments Patterns
Scrolled and Burned Gourd Wolf

Scrolled and Burned Gourd Wolf

Scrollers are always looking for new and different things to cut, from exotic woods, to paper, to acrylic. So why not try gourds? I was going to the Mount Gilead Gourd Festival in Ohio as a vendor. At that time, they required 20 gourd creations for me to come. They […]

by August 19, 2010 0 comments Patterns
Scrolled and Woodburned Hand Saw

Scrolled and Woodburned Hand Saw

We have all seen painted hand saws, so I decided to try burning one instead. Its now one of my favorite projects for wood burning! To make a hand saw, I use the clearest pine I can find–the less grain the better. As a pattern, I use my father’s old […]

by August 16, 2010 0 comments Patterns