Try all the woodburning projects found inside this book:
Learn all about getting started in pyrography with this easy to follow, step-by-step guide.
This book shows you everything you need to get started in pyrography (literally 'writing with fire').
Artist & pyrographer Simon Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style!.
Use the techniques in this book to make memorable, creative gifts for your friends and family with everything from clocks to jewelry boxes. Pyrography is practically infinite in its applications.
Inside, you'll find easy-to-follow step-by-step projects for woodburning coasters, bangles, decorative plates, gift tags, and more. All with clear how-to photographs and instructions.
Practice the basics with simple exercises, then move on to more advanced touches like texturing, mirroring text, applying color, shading, and shadowing.
The 50 pattern designs provided can be used on any of the projects included in the book, but they can also be applied to your own unique pyrography creations.
The exercises in this book will take you through the process of getting started with woodburning. Learn the anatomy of a pyrography machine, how great to hold your pyrography pen, safety tips, and how to select wood for burning. Then follow along and experiment with simple lines and marks until you're comfortable enough to move on to more complex techniques.
Each project is presented with step-by-step instructions, clear photographs, and concise captions. Apply the techniques you've learned to each project, starting with simpler, small items and working your way up to more complex designs in the book's later projects.
Woodburning designs can be applied to a multitude of gifts, with decorations that make them uniquely your own. Make magnets, key fobs, door hangers, even a memory album, and present a special gift to each of your loved ones.
Learn to Burn leaves you with 50 pyrography patterns that can be used on anything from boxes to bangles. Take them with you, along with the techniques you've learned, and unleash your creativity on countless additional woodburning projects all your own.
Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft:
This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects.
In Learn to Burn, award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton shows you how to "write with fire," taking you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. Easton guides you through purchasing tools and materials, and setup and safety. His expert lessons will help you master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.
This a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.
Discover the Decorative Craft of Woodburning
Award-winning artist Simon Easton shows how to "write with fire" in this easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography. Easton guides you through the basics of woodburning, from purchasing tools and materials to setup and safety. He explains how to master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing.
Learn to Burn offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each project can be completed using simple ready-made materials, readily found at your local craft store.
Simon Easton earned a BA (Hons) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University where he studied woodturning, silversmithing, and pewterware. His pewter napkin ring set was one of the MMU winners of the Pewter Live 1999 competition, and was displayed at Pewterers' Hall in London. He has won both a Precious Metals Bursary and a Grant from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in order to produce design concepts that he had developed. The common theme in Simon's work was a decorative and textural feel, often rich in embellishment or pattern.