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Pyrography, meaning to draw with fire, is a versatile art form that dates back to the Victorian age and continues to thrive today because of its beauty and endless possibilities. In Pyrography Workbook, internationally renowned Australian pyrographer Sue Walters offers inspiration and sound practical information that will open your eyes to the artistic potential of pyrography. Whether you're a novice or an advanced burner, the engaging style and award-winning talents of Sue Walters will remove the mystery from this captivating art form and make it a more enjoyable experience. In addition to a gallery of her award-winning work, three step-by-step projects, and a selection of original patterns to inspire future burning, Sue Walters explores: -Practical and necessary aspects of safety and work area set-up -Equipment and timber selection -Preparing the wood and transferring the design -Special nib techniques andhow to apply them -Textures, patterns, and unusual pyrographical variations -Burning onleather, gourds, bark, and other materials -The integration and use of color in pyrography
Woodworkers interested in woodburning will build their skill level through these three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. They will learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners. Numerous techniques are also discussed, including solar, negative, relief, engraving, torch, and hot wire. The most difficult area for burners-how to realistically create animal fur, feathers, and eyes-is addressed.
A best-seller! Renowned pyrographer Sue Walters teaches you everything you need to know to create stunning pyrography artwork with three step-by-step projects, original patterns, and an inspiring gallery of work. Includes information on equipment, safety, materials, pattern preparation, techniques and 3 projects; a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced.
About the Author
Internationally-renowned Australian pyrogrpaher, Sue Walters, is a self-taught woodburner. She has won numerous international pyrographic art awards including 2002 and 2003 Australian Society of Miniature Art International Competition, 2003 Melbourne Working with Wood Woodworking Competition, 2002 Australian National Woodcarving Competition, 2002 Canadian Woodcarving Championships, 2001 Ontario Woodcarvers Association Championships, 2001 Ottawa Woodcarving Championships, and 2001 Hawkwind Wood Carvers Competition. Sue Walters is a frequent contributor to Wood Carving Illustrator and Scroll Saw Workshop magazines. She is the owner of a website suewalters.com, the Pyro Newsletter and the Pyro Classroom Online which offers one-on-one communications and a message board for pyrographers. She is the author of Pyrography Workbook. Walters resides in Upwey, Victoria, Australia.