The Art of Pyrography

Practical Pyrography & Wood-burning Teachings

Horse Pyrography

Horse Pyrography

The horse pyrography turned out really well but did present a few challenges I want to go over. When working with wood and burning dark, creating contrast is important or everything is just going to blend together. As with all of my wood-burning projects, I use the...
The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning is a beautiful scene of a lion family wood-burned on wood with stained frame. But I want to talk about how it all came together. As you can see here, I didn’t make the graphite lines light. IN fact, I left them dark on purpose so that...
Old Truck Pyrography on Hickory

Old Truck Pyrography on Hickory

This old truck pyrography on hickory was fun to create and the piece of wood I chose worked absolutely perfect with it. Choosing a hard grainy wood presents a challenge every single time but when you get to know the wood it can also work out in the best kind of way....
Train Pyrography

Train Pyrography

The Train pyrography came about because I had asked on social media what I ought to be wood-burning next and a friend of mine commented an old style train and it had been in my head ever since. I chose to use a piece of hickory I had and started to dive right into it....
Tagua Nut for Pyrography

Tagua Nut for Pyrography

I’ve been using tagua nut for pyrography in some of my jewelry and love the feel of it – but it’s a lot trickier than using wood. Tagua Nut is often referred to ‘vegetable ivory’ as it looks and feels like animal ivory and the obvious...
Creating a Wood-burning from Photos

Creating a Wood-burning from Photos

One of the fun and challenging things is to creating a wood-burning from photos. While the concept is very similar to taking a coloring page there are a few more steps involved, especially if you’re just starting out with pyrography. This photograph is from a...