Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish makes it easy for beginners to learn the creative craft of woodburning in Pyrography Basics. All that aspiring beginners need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. The author provides a thorough introduction to basic tools, materials and techniques. Readers learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. Six skill-building projects provide step-by-step exercises in using temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values.
Lora S. Irish is the author of "The Great Book of Woodburning," and an internationally known artist and designer. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books. In addition to her well-received designs for pyrography artists, Irish creates books, websites and patterns for a variety of crafts including carving and woodworking. Other acclaimed books by Lora S. Irish include "Art & Craft of Pyrography" and "Great Book of Celtic Patterns."