Wood Spirit and Greenman Carving and Wood Burning Patterns

Wood Spirit and Greenman Carving and Wood Burning Patterns

Colored Pencil Portraits, Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring Portraits E-Book
Exclusive Downloaded E-Book; 146 Page, 62 Patterns E-Project (.pdf Format)
Visit our two step-by-step projects –
Greenman Leather Pyrography Bullet Journal
& Pyrography Greenman Purse

 

 

 

Lora Irish Carving PatternsFun Wood Spirits Pattern Pack
14 Line Art Patterns, 14 Shaded Drawings
Seven Wood Spirits and Greenmen make up this Large Pattern Package. Each is shown as outline patterns for both front facing and profile carving of the face. This package also includes the detailed pencil drawings for each outline pattern. That’s fourteen patterns with fourteen matching drawings! Great for Wood Burning & Pyrography!

 

 

 

Leaf Eaters & Greenmen Patterns
14 Line Art Patterns
The classic Medieval Greenman often had long stems and branches of thickly packed leaves coming from his open mouth or nose. Called Leaf Eaters, this pattern package includes fourteen traditional wood spirit and greenman designs that can be used for wood carving, laser engraving, and pyrography. Leafy corners and a new profile design are included.
Visit Relief Carving the Wood Spirit on our blog at LSIrish.com to learn how to carve your own.

 

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How to Trace or Transfer Your Pattern

How to Trace or Transfer Your Pattern

Doodle Days #9   Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download, DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving,

Tracing a Pattern
There are several ways to transfer a pattern to a carving blank – carbon paper, graphite paper and pencil rubbing. All three products transfer a pattern to wood, but which you use  is determines by the craft you are working.

how to trace your pattern to the boardCarbon paper
Originally used to make multiple copies of a typed or written document, carbon paper comes in black or dark blue. Tracings made using this product have heavy, dark, bold lines. Carbon paper is perfect for transferring patterns for long-term projects, as the traced lines will not fade or rub off, even after many hours of carving work.  However, carbon paper creates a traced line that can not be erased with an eraser, and often can not be removed with fine sandpaper.  I use carbon paper with my wood carvings, but never with pyrography.

 

how to trace your pattern to the boardGraphite paper
This paper is lightweight with a waxed graphite coating on one side, and comes in both pale gray and white. When tracing a pattern, the graphite side is placed against the wood, resulting in a tracing with medium-gray colored lines. Graphite paper is available in sheets as small 8 1/2″ x 11” (216 x 279mm) and as large as 48” x 96” (1219 x 2438mm), and also comes in rolls several yards long. Graphite paper can be used several times, so keep previously used pieces for later tracings.  This product works well for both carving and wood burning.

how to trace your pattern to the boardPencil Rubbing
To use the pencil rubbing method for transferring a pattern, rub a soft #2 to #6 pencil over the back of your pattern paper. The higher the number of your pencil, the darker or blacker the rubbing will be. Then, place the pattern face up on your carving blank and begin tracing it. As you trace along the pattern lines, a thin, light gray coating of pencil will be left on the wood blank. Pencil rubbing lines can be erased using a white artist’s eraser, making it an excellent method for transferring patterns for carvings that will include some pyrography work.  This is my favorite form of tracing as it is so easily removed after your pyrography or carving work is done.

free tracing pattern

Free Doodle Pattern #26

free tracing pattern

Free Doodle Pattern #25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple steps for tracing a pattern
Tracing a pattern onto your carving blank is an important step; you want to make sure you center the pattern on the wood. Follow these steps to trace a pattern using graphite paper.

how to transfer a pattern1 Gather your supplies. To transfer a pattern to your wood blank, you will need a copy of the pattern, carbon paper, an ink pen, a ruler, a T-square, and tape.

how to transfer a pattern2 Mark the center of the blank. Using your ruler and T-square, mark the center of the carving blank using a horizontal center line and a vertical center line

how to get your pattern on the woodhow to get your pattern on the wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Align the pattern with the center lines. Fold the copy of the pattern into quarters. Place the pattern on the blank, aligning the fold lines in the paper with the center lines drawn on the blank. Tape the pattern into place .

pattern tracing4 Adjust the pattern as needed to fit the shape of the wood.  For our sample tracing the board has a curved top that affects the placement of the pattern.  By sliding the design down along the vertical line the square pattern is now centered to the square area of the plaque.

how to trace a pattern for wood burning5 Place the carbon paper, and trace. Mark any adjustments necessary on your pattern. Slide the carbon paper in place under the pattern paper, and trace along the outside lines of your grouped elements. Check your tracing before you remove the pattern and carbon paper to ensure you have transferred all the necessary pattern lines .

how to trace a pattern for wood burning6 Create a border if desired. If you like, you can use a compass to create an outside border or margin line around the pattern .

how to trace a pattern for wood burning7  Add in the details as you carve. As you progress through the carving stages, cut small pieces of your original pattern paper, secure them to your wood blank, and trace the fine line details to that roughly cut areas.

8 Print several copies of your pattern.  As you work you will often find that your carving will cut away some areas of the traced pattern or that your burned shading will obscure some areas of your traced line.  You can cut small sections of your extra pattern out from the larger design and spot trace as needed.

free tracing patternThanks for reading!  See you on Monday, January 14th, 2019.

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Doodle Day #8 – Altered Art Patterns

Doodle Day #8 – Altered Art Patterns

Doodle Day #8 – Free Altered Art Patterns

DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

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Altered Art is the fun of taking an item as an old book and re-purposing it as the base for your craft arts.  The sample to the right is a pen and ink, pencil, and colored pencil drawing worked on the page of an old law dictionary.Altered Book Art

A second interruption of altered art is when we cross-craft by combining multiple crafting skills to create a unique work.  In this sample a relief carving becomes the base for decoupage, pen and ink designs, and even gold and copper gilding.

altered art wood carving

altered art wood carving

Here’s a third sample and a fun one to do if you are a multiple crafter – pyrography, leather crafting, colored pencil artist, and jewelry maker.  Leather Burned Necklaces – free leather burning project.

wood burned leather jewelry

 

DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

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Doodle Day #4 Leather Covered Journal

Doodle Day #4 Leather Covered Journal

Doodle Day #4 – Leather Covered Journal

Pyrography Pen Tips by Lora Irish Free PDF that explores the strokes, patterns, and shading you can create with your pyrography pen tips.

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DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

If you are a pyrographer and a journalist you will have fun working today’s projects.  We have been exploring the Artist’s Morgue File this week and our habit as artists to keep stacks, folders, and file boxes of scrap paper or digital images that spark our imagination.

 

 

 

Handmade, DIY Leather Journals are a great way to organize those little bits of inspiration.  Your front and back leather cover make a great media for your pyrography, the pages can be made with bullet journal pages, watercolor paper, or scrapbook paper.  Since the journal uses an easy lacing pattern, worked with twine or raffia, it is easy to open and refill the pages of your journal at any time.

The front two leather DIY Artist Journal patterns are available in the Great Book of Celtic Patterns, available on Amazon.com.  The back journal is worked on chipboard, covered with scrap paper, watercolor paper, and glitter tape.  It is a kettle stitched bound book.

 

 

Greenman Pyrography Leather Bullet Journal Project  – Free Green Man Pattern

Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal Cover

Pyrography Leather Griffin Journal  – Free Griffin Pattern

 And here are two more free doodle patterns –

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By now you should have 11 free Lora S. Irish patterns stashed away in your craft folder on your desktop.  Three from Day #1, three from Day #2, and five for today.  See you on Monday, Jan 6th with more …

The Art of Leather Burning by Lora S. Irish

Available on Amazon.com

 

 

 

DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

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