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1. So what should be your first step to learning pyrography or the art of burning be?
First, get acquainted with either reading books borrowed from your local library or researching the Internet. Look at the type of work produced by Pyrographs. Find out about the different Pyrography machines and tools you can buy and what effects they can create. When researching manufacturers selling Pyrographic tools look at the range of ready-made items that you can buy to create your own products.
2. When I started my Pyrography, I soon realized that forests such as pine that contain a resin when burned can emit toxic fumes. The hard smell actually caught the back of my throat and made me cough. After reading information about wood toxicity, I realized that the use of a mask is very important when burning the forests that have a resin or are coated and sealed with varnish, even wood that has been treated with chemicals. Always work in a well-ventilated room.
3. Choosing materials to burn is the safest and easiest option for Pyrography to purchase your wood materials from a Pyrographic supplier and then you can be absolutely sure of their quality and suitability for wood burning. A Pyrographic supplier offers you good quality wood such as beech, sycamore, lime and plywood. Another alternative is to buy timber from a retailer who supplies raw wood to furniture manufacturers or wood yards. I was lucky enough to discover a local timber yard where I could buy forests from a wide selection of timber. Some of these forests offer a selection of surfaces to burn on with grains of different densities and widths. Watch out for problems with pyrography that can occur during uneven burning, as the wood grain alters the strength and speed of your tool burning the wood surface. If you are aiming for an even effect, it is better to use a close grainy and hard wood.
4. For a first attempt at Pyrography, I would choose to keep your design straightforward, then the end result will be more effective. Try to find something that has a simple and easily identifiable contour, such as tracing around a drinking run or a glass with a soft pen or drawing a simple flower shape. Then you start burning it on a piece of wood with a ball hook type that slides easier to create your curve. One step forward from this may be to choose a slightly more complicated shape - for example, try a shape with corners.
Practice on as many contours as possible and once you have mastered making a clean cut line, you are ready to create a simple contour design that you can add color to. Choose colors for your shapes from a variety of materials such as watercolor and acrylic paints, felt tip pens and markers. As you become more proficient at Pyrography you can try on burning backgrounds and then build up your inner design by using the natural burning process to create different sepia tones, you may also want to embellish your Pyrography design with practiced pattern creation techniques with different nibs.
5. Develop your own test forests from scrap where you produce a series of graduated marks and make a selection of designs with different touch intensities. Use these test forests as a reference and you will soon find the confidence to create larger pyrography pieces.
6. Pyrography is a & # 39; Fire Art & # 39; and fire must be kept under control, your safety is just as important as any other person. Please do not be sloppy or take unsafe shortcuts, it is definitely not worth it! Always switch off the machine when not in use. Never leave the machine unattended if it is switched on, much better to be safe than sorry! If you leave other materials too close to a machine that is turned on and they light up, it is a few seconds before the fire spreads, so be careful!
7. There are so many different possibilities that you can develop yourself when you master the basics of Pyrography. You can create gifts for your friends or create small pieces of work to sell on a booth to raise money for charity etc. Pyrography also offers everyone a chance to settle into their own small business if they so desire.
It is easy to buy a variety of basic wooden household items such as drawers, spoons, photo frames, etc. On which you can burn designs, from sources of wood burning. The simpler the design, the more effective the Pyrography image will look like a decoration on a household item of your choice.
Pyrography is a very pleasant pastime, whether you choose to go ahead and create a small business or if you just want to participate in Pyrography for your own enjoyment. Whatever you decide, be happy that you help keep an old craft alive but don't forget to tell others about it and encourage them to go!