Hey fellow Toasties... Welcome to Pyro Corner...
Grab yourself a cuppa,
put your feet up & let's chat all things Pyro...
I so love to share my passion and enthusiasm with others. This little pyro corner is for all you creatives, artists, and wood burnering toasties, (whether beginner or experienced), who are looking for something new and exciting. Its a fun ride ….A piece of wood, a pyrography machine and a few simple supplies are all you need to get started … so jump in and set your imagination free. I hope you find a little something that will warm your heart and feed your soul.
Pyrography was something I stumbled across quite by accident a number of years ago when I was a little lost and without a tether.
Often overlooked as a ‘craft’ I had unbeknown stumbled across a wonderful mark-making medium that would give me the ability and flexibility to create not only images of a line and wash nature similar to that of tattooing (I was a tattooist), but also allowed me to explore a more organic approach to art. It also opened up for me, a whole new platform to experiment with temperature, tips, and detail to create the wonderful intricacies associated with the medium and offered me the ability to create beautiful artwork with a hands on physical approach.
I’ve had no formal art training, all my experience is through trial and error, happy accidents and experimentation. But by using modern materials, embracing an art led approach and adding a huge dose of wonder, it has allowed me to offer you a fresh, new and innovative approach to traditional Pyrography. These methods work for me … I'm hoping they might also work for you too! … or at least be the foothold to your own personal creative journey.... Enjoy xx
Drawing with Fire
Something super smiley is now available from Search Press!!!
My new ‘Pyrography - Drawing with Fire’ book has been released earlier than expected and now also available at Amazon or Waterstones too … Holey moley!!! .. and that just happened!! … It looks wonderful!!! … The art team at Search Press have done an AMAZING job …. So hard to believe it’s finally here !! xx i really hope you all enjoy it as much as I did making it... xx
Join me in a quick peek through my book...
Ever wondered how to make a pyrography tip for your Interchangeable Tip Posts... It's easier than you think...
Check out this video on making your own nichrome wire tips...
Ever wondered what those little tips do that go on the end of pyrography pens? Do you know your Skews from your Spoons?
If not here’s a wee video to help you along your way and maybe give you some ideas and inspiration … Enjoy xx
Pyrography Christmas Santa Plaque
with Snow on Birchwood
Here's a special Christmassy gift from me to you .. Its a super fun Pyro Santa Plaque and is a great Christmas project for beginners and seasoned toasties alike. A Santa plaque is wonderful gift to treasure too! It will just keep on giving ....year upon year! So what you waiting for ... Dust down your machine, grab a bit of wood, sprinkle a little festive cheer and get burning!!!
The video also highlights a simple and foolproof way to transfer a design onto wood.
I used Photoshop elements to put together the design and I've uploaded it to my website for you to use (just incase your stuck for inspiration)
Feel free to use that as a springboard for your burn and personalise accordingly. Don't forget to seal your plaque once you've finished. I used 3 thin coats of Plastikote super clear sealer spray on the front and back .. But use what you have ... Just make sure what ever you use is non yellowing ... Enjoy!!! Cherry xx
Some more bits to help with your journey
Sometimes its hard to know where to get started and where to source supplies ... so here's a list of some of the suppliers I like to use.
Its always lovely to be able to browse before you buy ... but if you are based in the UK it can be quite tricky to find a one stop shop for all things Pyrography. Thankfully we have a couple of stores like Yandles (in the UK) who offer a range of both quality pyrography machines, accessories and a huge range of wood (amongst other things). Its well worth a day out to go and visit them and have a mouch around.
This is not by any means an exhaustive list .. but hopefully may signpost you to a few hidden gems.
A word to the wise .. If you are thinking of buying a pyrography machine do check them out them before you buy. Cheap Chinese imports are cheap for a reason! .. They don't hold their temperature, often get too hot to hold and can be dangerous to use.
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