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Pyrography 2012

COVERThe 2012 issue of Pyrography features a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. Pyrography is an annual magazine sold only on newsstands and via mail order; we do not offer subscriptions. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing,, 1-800-457-9112.

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In This Issue:


WEB-esin-kabas3-sArtist Gallery
Discover amazing artwork from notable pyrographic artists




3rd.Sticks.Peter.DrewettMuseum Quality
By Cate McCauley
First-of-its-kind exhibit showcased pyrography as fine art



WEB-Mother-Theresa-sPyrographic Portraits
By Mindy Kinsey
Alex Yawor used portrait painting techniques to teach himself pyrography



WEB-Vision-silo-sInspired by Nature
By Mindy Kinsey
Australian artist Scott Marr describes his pyrography and pigments


WEB-Pattern-Making-sPattern Making Made Easy
By Danette Smith
Use your computer to turn a photo into a pattern



WEB-Practice-Board-Lead-sMaking a Practice Board
By Jo Schwartz
Test temperatures and practice patterns before beginning any pyrographic project



WEB-Color-Burn-Lead-sColor-Full Burns
By Cindy Adams
Adding color to woodburned creations



WEB-Mantees-Lead-sMaking Patterns from Multiple Photos
By Doris Lindsey
Combine images to crete unique artwork and imaginary landscapes



WEB-catemcc-pinkflamingo-sPyrography on Paper
By Cate McCauley
For ease, versatility and affordability, consider a different burning materal



WEB-Dragon-Lead-sLayering Pigments and Pyrography
By David Stanley
Bring this young dragon to life with rich colors and shading



WEB-DayNight-Planter-silo-sDepicting Day and Night
By Sue Walters
Use negative pyrography to create contrasting light effects


WEB-Bangles-Lead-sBurning Wood Bangles
By Simon Easton
Make a bracelet today, wear it or gift it tonight!



WEB-Gourd-Basket-Lead-sCreating a Gourd Basket
By Susan M. Zanella
Beautiful basket combines basic carving and pyrography techniques



WEB-New-Birdhouse-Lead-sBurning a Butterfly Birdhouse
By Sheila Rayyan
Practice dark shading with this lighthearted design



WEB-Zentangle-Box-Blue-Lead-sZentagle-Inspired Box
By Chris Wallace
Decorate a box with folk-art imagery and simple patterns



WEB-Swan-Plate-Lead-sCreating a Decorative Platter
By Deborah Pompano
Layers of burning, images, text, and color cimbine to create this lovely platter



WEB-Gifts-for-Cooks-Lead-sPersonalized Gifts for Cooks
By Michele Parsons
Make inexpensive gifts by burning on store-bought kitchen tools



WEB-Scrapbook-Tags-New-Lead-sMaking  Scrapbook Tags
By Lora S. Irish
Use trinkets and trash to make unique


WEB-Hatteras-NEW-Lead-sHatteras and Horsehoe Crabs
By Doris Lindsey
Use sketching techniques and hints of color to create a dreamy landscape



WEB-Flower-Frame-Lead-sStamping a Flowered Frame
By Anne Glista
Use pyrography tips as stamps to create easy designs



WEB-Wolf-Portrait-for-Pattern-sBurning a Wolf Portrait
By Don Worden
Tips for creating a realistic wildlife portrait



Steampunk Key Fob

By Lora S. Irish
Make a quick craft from leftover leather

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