ISBN: 1574215051
EAN13: 9781574215052
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2014
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.16" H x 10.71" L x 8.43" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Woodburning Made Easy - Pyrography can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. If you've ever wanted to take up this creative craft, Pyrography Basics will get you started. All you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy by walking you through all the basics of materials, tools, and techniques. You'll learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and settings before moving on to working projects with confidence. Step-by-step practice exercises will teach you how to use temperature, time, layering, and texturing to create artistic tonal values. You'll soon master everything from shading to composition, as you apply pyrography to furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much, much more. In Pyrography Basics, you'll discover: 6 Skill-building projects that help you master essential techniques Step-by-step instructions and patterns for the beginning woodburner 3 basic pyrography pen tips for writing, shading and detailing Using temperature, time, texture and layering to create artistic tonal values How to use a practice board to ensure the best burn for your project

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   Be sure you have the correct equipment before purchasing!
I received this book as a Christmas gift and unfortunately it was not very helpful for me as I have a different type of wood burning gun, said Mrs. Do not Buy This Book if you are using a wood burning gun that has different tip attachments. Traditional wood burning guns do not have all the different letter stamps and tips that a craft wood burning gun has. If you are not using the type of gun they show on the cover, the technique becomes pretty irrelevant. It does seem like it would have some good information if you are using the correct type of gun and I did use some of the tips, like having a scratch piece of wood to test on before you begin a project, Reichert said. It took me three stars because I found it to be more detailed.
   Helped a great deal
I've been burning for a while but recently purchased a Nibs Burner that has a lot more burning tips to work with. Thanks to this book, I was able to use shading and texturing techniques that made my artwork come together.
   Good information
Very short book, but packed with useful information to get started. Beginner should get a feel of their equipment before they try it.
The book, published in 2014, shows you how to build a soldering gun but shows you how to do it with no real skill. It would have been nice to have demonstrated them, Mr. Dhaliwal said. I am not an artist, so using such tips improves my work, he said. What I was expecting from this book was more from Gillian than from Gillian.
   More a pamphlet at 31 pages
She didn't explain how to make more than three fills which turn into 32 of the examples only at different tonal values. Most people can figure out that you used a pale or dark tone, but that's pretty much all the info she gives. No technique was demonstrated, just names and tone. I own more than one of her books, but this one was a great disappointment. However, the report also tells us that some better information was given on the patterns, but overall not worth the money.
   small booklet, very basic
What I wish there was more to this booklet, because what's here is useful, but there isn't much of it. Also, the squares would be easier to see and emulate if they were larger. Or, maybe only put 20 or 40 on a page. Leaving for Kinko's to pick up the comb.
This is barely a pamphlet with very topical information, which you would still have to research on your own -- something you can easily find in an online article. Considering you could buy a complete guide to wood burning by Sue Walters for $13, it's a total waste of money.
   Starting at the Beginning
I inherited a pyrography set, he said. Yes, I had experience with wood burning, but that was more than 60 years ago. Obviously, I did not only need to brush up a bit, I had to start from the beginning, re-learning all that had been forgotten over six decades. The book came about because of a conversation I had with Pauley-Bey. It did a great job, said Dr. Chester Floyd, director of NASA's Ames Research Center in California. Even if I were an expert wood burner, I would still add it to my collection.
   Good book IF purchased for the correct wood burner! Should NOT be paired with beginner burners!
It looks like a perfectly good book IF purchased for the correct type of burner, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Amazon has this paired with a beginner type wood burner kit that does not have any of the tips described in this book. However, it is essentially useless unless you can utilize some of the patterns. I would return it but the shipping is almost as much as the book, and while it was a prime purchase, they dont offer a free return! It's disappointing because this was Amazon's fault, Boucher said.
   Very Disappointed
This is a book on basics. It's called "Advanced Pyrography." What is the difference between the two, how do they work and how to use them? I still have burning tips that I do not know how to use because no one came with them, but I was hoping this book would give me useful information as a beginner. The book is too difficult for a beginner to read. I'd be happy to do Micky Mouse, McCartney said. The book says I should do a complex, detailed close-up of a tiger.