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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
Pyro Basics

Pyro Basics

Our 2010 and 2012 Pyrography special issue magazines include comprehensive articles to help you get started or refresh the rules. Look for articles on building a basic pyrography kit, safety, cleaning your burning tips, and more. You can order either issue by visiting www.foxchapelpublishing.com. (The 2012 issue will be available March […]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Tools & Tips
Color-Full Pyrography

Color-Full Pyrography

The 2012 issue of Pyrography features five techniques for adding color to your woodburned artwork.   Pyrography is traditionally a monochromatic art. The best artists layer many shades of brown in their pyro artwork to create depth, shading, highlights, and detail, and the results are beautiful. However, some pyrographers prefer […]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Techniques
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
Danette Smith's "Eagle Territory" is one of many woodburned artworks in the 20th Century Pyrographers exhibit in Andrews, N.C.

Pyrography Exhibit

  The first international all-pyrography exhibit is taking place now at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, N.C. Called “20th Century Pyrographers,” the exhibit began in early June and continues through August 27, 2011. Danette Smith is a pyrographer and one of the artists featured in the exhibit. She has […]

by July 27, 2011 0 comments Features
For this drum, Lora burned both the gourd and its leather face. She notes that leather is especially easy to burn.

Multi Media

There doesn’t seem to be a medium that Lora Irish hasn’t mastered or a technique she hasn’t tried. She’s literally written the book on pyrography, three styles of wood carving, scroll sawing, tattoo artistry, and copper jewelry making. Lora draws, paints, sculpts, and scrapbooks. She’s recently become interested in gourds. […]

by May 13, 2011 0 comments Features
Si decorated these napkin rings with simple daisy designs and patterned borders, made by pressing different tip shapes into the wood.

Burning Outside the Box

Given that Simon Easton calls his pyrographic art “Wood Tattoos,” it seems natural that he cites television tattoo maven Kat von D among his inspirations. It is surprising, however, that this talented artist has been developing his unique style of woodburning for just four years. Si’s background is in art—he […]

by April 11, 2011 0 comments Features
Burning a Gourd with a Pyrography Quilt Pattern

Burning a Gourd with a Pyrography Quilt Pattern

Gourds are a great medium to burn on. In this video, Australian pyrographyer and author Sue Walters demonstrates a simple technique to divide a somewhat irregularly shaped gourd into sections. Then Sue shows how to burn a simple quilt-inspired pattern onto the gourd.

by April 4, 2011 0 comments Videos
Pyrography pictures on wood by Ivaylo Hristov

Pyrography pictures on wood by Ivaylo Hristov

Ivaylo Hristov of Bulgaria, creates amazing, intricate city scenes using a pyrography tool. Some of Ivaylo’s work features carved out areas and thin add-ons that increase the depth and dimension of his pieces.

by March 28, 2011 0 comments Videos
The Tea Strainer Nib Cleaner

The Tea Strainer Nib Cleaner

Check out this terrific video from Australian pyrographer and author Sue Walters. Instead of using an abrasive such as sandpaper, use a fine wire mesh, such as a tea strainer, to clean carbon and other buildup from your burning tips (or nibs).  

by March 22, 2011 0 comments Tools & Tips