This week Lora is teaching how to use your home photos for your pyrography projects. Please stop by the HOME page and join her as she explores tonal values, hues, sepias, reflected highlights, cast and reflected shadows, and how these attributes interact in your pyrography patterns and designs.
Join Lora S. Irish, author of over twenty wood carving, wood burning, pyrography, and pattern books, as she teaches you the skills and techniques used in this craft. Learn about the different wood burning tools including variable temperature tools, one temperature tools, and wood burning tool tips. Irish will take you through the steps to discover how to shade your wood burning pattern using sepia tones, textures, and fine line detailing. Step by step instructions are offered for tracing and transferring your pattern, how to prepare your wood surface, and for how to finish a wood burning design. Also explore all of the wonderful different medias you can use in your pyrography as leather, paper, gourds, cotton cloth, and even chipboard scrap-book pages.
Newest Pyrography Posts
Toxicity in Pyrography and Wood Carving – Simple, common sense ideas to avoid the potential health hazards in your art studio.
Photography for Pyrography – March 10th, 2015 – Let’s take a close look at how your photographs can be used for your next pyrography project, and how the color, shadow, and light of those photos affect the tonal values of your wood burning. Today we will start by defining the important terms that are used in describing light, shadows, colors, arrangements, and designs that we use in wood burning.
Contrasting Tonal Values – Learn how to use contrasting tonal values to create dramatic depth in your landscape, scenery, and wildlife wood burning.
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Fading Pyrography Projects – Discover why those older pyrography projects appear to fade over time.
Pyrography on Paper – Learn how to use watercolor paper, and other artist quality papers for your wood burning patterns.
Mushroom Pyrography Doodles – The textures, strokes, and shading on our pyrography does not have to be subtle, graduated shadings. This project takes your wood burning to a totally new level by using small, intrigue designs as your fill burnings.
|Fading Pyrography Projects||Pyrography on Paper||Mushroom Pyrography Doodles|
This realistic landscape, featuring an abandoned car, a wooden fence line, and an old barn, uses the black and white sepia tones of the burn to bring the old car into the forefront of the finished design.
Explore the basic tools, supplies, and techniques used in wood burning and pyrography. Learn the difference between wood burning tool s – one temperature and variable temperature units. Discover what patterns, textures, and burn strokes each pen tip creates, then work those wood burning strokes on a practice board. Enjoy the tutorials on tonal values, the dark through light-colored burnings the create the three-dimensional pyrography for your patterns and designs.
The Basic Wood Burning Tool – One Temperature and Variable Temperature Units, Pen Tips
Wood Burning Technique Samples – Art Styles used in Pyrography
Basic Wood Burning Strokes and Textures – Sample Wood Burning Strokes
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|Pyrography Practice Boards||Simple Pyrography Shading||Tonal Value Sepia Worksheet|
|Wood Burning Sepia Values||Contrasting Tonal Values||Mapping Your Pyrography Pattern|
|Pyrography, Working in Layers||Daisy Pattern||Coloring Wood Burned Projects|
Coloring Wood Burnings with Colored Pencils – Steam Punk Star Project
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Lora S. Irish
In-depth, step-by-step instructions, including a free pyrography pattern by Lora Irish. Learn how to create the shading that gives your pyrography project depth. Explore how to burn animal fur and hair, wood grain, human faces, and fun doodle patterns.
Animal Fur and Hair
|Blue Heron Tavern Pyrography|
| Pyrography Holiday|
| Wine Caddy|
| Pyrography Steps|
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Pyrography Feather Border 1 – American Indian Feather Border Project, Post #2
Ceremonial Mask Pyrography Project – Native American Mask Project, Post #2, # 3, #4, #5
Pyrography Leather Journal – Mythological Griffin Journal Project
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E-Books, E-Projects, and E-Project Bundles available through Lora Irish’s pyrography pattern
website: Art Designs Studio
Mayan High Priest Pyrography E-Book
Exclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish, 33 Page e-Project, Ready for Download
Art Styles of Pyrography by Lora Irish
Exclusive Irish Book, Art Styles of Pyrography, 190 pages, 15 projects, Ready for Download
Animal Portraits Pyrography E-Project
Exclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 3 in-depth projects, Ready for Download
Pyrography Doodles E-Book
6 In-Depth Step-by-Step Projects, Includes Pyrography Doodles Pattern Package
Ceremonial Masks Pyrography E-Book
Exclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 2 in-depth projects, great beginner’s techniques
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|Animal Portraits Pyrography|
|Pyrography Doodles E-Book||Ceremonial Masks Pyrography||Coming Soon!|
E-Book by Lora Irish
Pyrography Hardcopy Books by Lora S. Irish, available through Amazon.com
Great Book of Woodburning by Lora Irish
200 pages of techniques, instructions, step-by-step projects, 25 patterns and designs
Arts & Crafts Pyrography by Lora Irish
144 pages of techniques for wood, leather, gourd, paper, and fabric, 35 projects
|Great Book of Woodburning||Art & Craft Pyrography|
- Animal and Wildlife Pattern Packs
- Birds and Waterfowl Pattern Packs
- Botanical and Flower Pattern Packs
- Celtic Knot, Viking Animals Pattern Packs
- Dragons, Gargolyes Pattern Packs
- Furniture Trims and Architectural Designs
- Holiday Pattern Packs
- Landscape and Farm Scenes Pattern Packs
- Mantel Boards, Long Scene Pattern Packs
- Mythological Themes Pattern Packages
- Nautical, Seascapes, Sea Life Pattern Packs
- Oak, Grape, and Fruit Pattern Packs
- Signs, Frames, and Borders Pattern Packs
- Angles, Elves, and Pixies Pattern Packs
- Steampunk and Trendy Cultural Designs
- Western, Cowboys, and American Indians
- Wood Spirits and Greenmen
- Download PDF e-Project Books
- US, Americana Pattern Packs