The Art & Craft of Pyrography

Drawing with Fire on Leather, Gourds, Cloth, Paper, and Wood

The Art & Craft of Pyrography

With 35 original and detailed patterns and projects, the best-selling author and artist in the craft of pyrography shows artists of all skill levels how easy, fun and exhilarating it is to 'draw with fire' in any medium - including paper, leather, gourds and wood. Although it is often referred to as wood burning, the art of pyrography can be worked on just about any natural surface, including gourds, leather, or cotton rag paper. Now Lora Irish, the author of the bestselling Great Book of Woodburning, offers thirty-five amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.

Pyrography Basics

Techniques and Exercises for Beginners

Pyrography Basics

Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes woodburning easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques. Six skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.

The Art of Leather Burning

Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques

The Art of Leather Burning

A legend in the wood/leather crafting industry presents 12 simple projects, accompanied by full-color illustrations. Detailed instructions for making key chains, jewelry, wallets, journals, belts, and more include practice exercises and safety tips.

Burning Night

The Art of Negative Woodburning

Burning Night

Let one of today's finest woodburning artists teach you the dynamic technique known as Negative Pyrography. Each of the 15 lessons on this instructional DVD puts you right next to Sue Walters as she creates “Burning Night,” a dramatic depiction of the New York City skyline.Instead of burning on pale wood to produce a positive image, as in traditional pyrography, Sue demonstrates how to engrave through burned wood to expose natural wood color. Her techniques will open your mind to new possibilities in your pyrography and craft pursuits. You can use negative pyrography to achieve contrasting light effects in designs from basic to high realism.This set also includes a bonus 24 page color booklet containing a step-by-step Day And Night Rotating Planter Box project. Sue Walters shows how to apply the principles of negative pyrography to create complementary positive and negative images, as different as night and day.

Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects

A Beginner's Guide to Burning by Layer for Beautiful Results

Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects

Learning pyrography has never been easier with this comprehensive guide. Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish reveals her easy-to-learn methods for working in layers to obtain stunning results. Lora introduces you to many different aspects of burning, and guides you through small practice patterns so you can discover and apply all the techniques. Learn about pen tips, temperature settings, fill patterns, and everything else you need to burn interesting, textured, lifelike landscapes. Inside Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects you’ll find: • Complete guide to supplies, burning units, pen tips, pyrography media, safety, and more. • How to create practice boards for pen tip strokes, texture fills, landscape features, and architectural elements. • Four complete practice projects for a wide range of pyro techniques and effects. • Step-by-step project for a rustic Mail Pouch Tobacco-style barn. • Dozens of ready-to-use patterns for landscape scenes, with finished examples.

Introduction to Pyrography

The Art of Woodburning

Introduction to Pyrography

Daniel Wright's enthusiasm for his subject is beautifully captured in a sequence of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and unusual projects. Taking his inspiration from pen and ink, engraving and watercolour techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of working, creating landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings. Information is include on the types of wood to use, how to prepare surfaces, working with the grain and enhancing designs. He goes on to illustrate shading and faux marquetry, and there's a section on using photographs and sketches to produce unique designs. Daniel's individual, whimsical style is the perfect complement to the objects he decorates: bowls, boxes, plates, frames, panels, a chess set, a nursery stool, and more.

Essential Links for Wire Jewelry

The Ultimate Reference Guide to Creating More Than 300 Intermediate-Level Wire Jewelry Links

Essential Links for Wire Jewelry

Learn to make and connect wire links to create stunning jewelry. Use your favorite jewelry wire, from gold or silver to copper or bronze, to create more than 300 different wire links that can be used in countless combinations to form necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Internationally renowned artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish shows you how to use a handful of tools and materials to produce fun and elegant pieces simply by learning the basic steps. After you have mastered the art of twisting and coiling jewelry links, you can let your imagination run wild. Experiment with color, new shapes, and combining elements to enhance your wardrobe with pieces that are truly your own. Nine stunning projects are included to get you started and inspire your creativity.

Pyrography Style Handbook

Artistic Woodburning Methods and 12 Step-By-Step Projects

Pyrography Style Handbook

A must-have resource for any beginner or intermediate pyrographer, this is a comprehensive guide to all of the major styles used in pyrography. Including 31 finished samples and line art, author and respected pyrography artist Lora Irish provides step-by-step instructions for each art style, from silhouettes, engraving, and cross hatching to pointillism, realism, pencil shading, and texture stroke painting. From this book, you'll be given the chance to work, experiment, and experience some of the major art styles that you can use with any pattern or design. You'll be able to realize which style offers the most comfort and the best results, and what's the most controllable so you can become a consistent master! Learn essential skills and techniques from a leading expert in the field, and discover how style affects the image to expand your artistic range! Lora Irish has several best-selling books on pyrography, woodcarving, and other craft hobbies, and is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

135 Gunstock Carving Patterns

135 Gunstock Carving Patterns

A hand-carved gunstock adds both beauty and value to a firearm. A well-executed pattern or motif on a hand-carved stock enhances the personal and monetary value of any gun. Create your own one-of-a-kind functional artwork that will be cherished for years to come with this treasury of classic gunstock carving patterns. You're sure to find the best carving pattern here for your next project. From basic checkering to dramatic relief carved scenes, nationally recognized carving artist Lora S. Irish presents 135 great gunstock patterns featuring traditional sportsman and hunting-related themes. She offers an array of excellent choices for every skill level, from beginner to expert, so you can start with a basic pattern and tackle more intricate designs as your experience in gunstock carving grows. The patterns in this book are designed for rifle stocks, but small changes will make them just as applicable to knife handles, pistol grips, or duck calls. And while these patterns are specifically designed to be relief carved with hand tools, they are equally usable with power carving tools, woodburners, laser engravers, and sand blasters. Inside 135 Gunstock Carving Patterns you'll find: " Animal patterns including deer, elk, moose, bears, mountain goats, puma, and more " Bird and waterfowl patterns from quail and pheasant to ducks, geese, and eagles " Designs for panels, ornaments, banners, and scrolls " Oak leaves, fishscale, basketweave, and checkering " Advice for choosing your pattern, wood, tools, and carving method " Whether to start from scratch or use a kit