Sunday, 13 April 2014

How to create a Pyrography project of flowers



In this video, I chose a pattern of flowers

The shading was made on the borders of the flowers and to the inwards

The wood used was a plaque of Syrian Birch wood

The burner used was a wire tip burner

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How to burn a pattern of a flower on wood



 
this 7 minutes shows the basics of Pyrography / wood burning art.
it starts by copying patterns on wood, burning, shading and coloring.
it is an excellent guide for beginners.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pyrography project of Arabic Calligraphy


This project was made using Arabic Calligraphy as a subject for the wood piece
Arabic script was and will remain the most flexible and artistic among the world scripts.
In this project I used a quote from the holy Quran.
Its translation is " for those whom Allah (god) didn't made an enlightenment they will never have one"
It took me 2 hours to finish and i was very happy with the results.
How about you guys ; Will you think in doing a project using Arabic calligraphy in the future ? I promise, you will have fun doing it.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pyrography project of a flower


this time lapse video shows the creation of a pyrography project of a colored flower
the wood used is birch wood of oval shape
the colors used were faber castell water color pencils
it took me 1 hour of burning to finish it

Monday, 18 November 2013

How to copy a pattern on wood for Pyrography


This is a video to show you how to copy a pattern to wood for Pyrography.
I used the carbon papers to transfer the image
Fixing the pattern with the carbon paper on wood for copying is crucial for a successful copying

Friday, 4 October 2013

Coloring Pyrography projects


In this 1 minute video, you will watch how to add color to your Pyrography projects.
I used the Acrylic colors without adding water.
Acrylic colors add density to colors.
I used here a combination of Red and Green color.
These combination gives me the contrast I need.
the subject of this piece was a quotation from the " Holy Quran "
The words translation is: [ Direct your self toward Allah (God) ]
I enjoyed working with project a lot !!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Pyrography shading techniques

In this 1 minute video , you can learn simply the easiest shading technique to be used in Pyrography.
it can be applied simply by burning parallel line adjacent to each other to create the shading effect that you are looking for.
this is very practical when using solid tip burner which is difficult to control than the wire tip burner

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Patterns for Pyrography, and where to find them?


This 3 minutes video shows the steps of how to find sources of Free Pattern for you Pyrography projects
it will suggest 3 reliable sources that you can choose inbetween

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Origami of a Pigeon

In this video you can learn how to craft a pigeon from Paper using the famous Japanese art ( The Origami)
Origami is an art ranging from simple crafts up to very complex figures
It is a low cost art and enjoyable by all ages

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

How to use Pyrography / wood burning to create a flower (playlist)


In this video series, I started a project on  wooden plaque using the art of Wood burning / Pyrography.
The subject of this project is a flower.
The flowers were always and will be always the icon of arts
I didn't imagine the end product will be of this beauty!
I made this project over many weeks since I work on wood burning only 3 hours every week.
I enjoyed it a lot.
Enjoy!

Monday, 6 May 2013

How to start a Pyrography project of an Islamic pattern



  • In this two minutes video, I used the geometry and the Islamic art design to create the famous islamic Eight-pointed star on wood.
  • Islamic decoration makes great use of geometric patterns which have developed over the centuries. Many of these derived from various earlier cultures: Greek, Roman, Byzantine,Central Asian, and Persian.
  • The shading in this piece was linear which is a very easy technique of shading.
  • The design is easy once you got the idea.
  • The lines can be burned easily by the help of a metal ruler.
  • If you are interested in more about wood burning art , Download a Free guide of Wood burning art @ www.SmilingWood.com

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

How to make a Pyrography project of a horse using Arabic calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy is the art of using the flexible Arabic letters and phrases in a way to create an art work  calligraphy is flexible enough to be shaped in almost any shape you like ? This is a Pyrography project using Arabic calligraphy and shaping it into a horse head 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

How to make a Pyrography project of Hagia Sophia

inspired by this great building and its history, I tried to keep its memory through wood burning/pyrography art
I was in a trip to Istanbul in January and i was astonished by this monument
a turkish icon that can take your mind
i used color pencils to add life to the image
laying beside the bosphorus and surrounded by old architecture
looking at this mosque can take you back in time to the age of ottoman empire
please tell me your comments

Thursday, 28 February 2013

How to make Free style Pyrography

Did you tried wood burning without a ready made pattern?Difficult?!
Nope. It's very easy especially when you mix simple curves, squares and circles.
These two minutes video can push you to try.
attributes to the creator:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Palivizumab?feature=watch
Come On!!
Show me your best!!
You can post your piece for free at:
http://www.facebook.com/WoodburningPyrographyLovers?ref=hl
Keep Smiling

Saturday, 9 February 2013

How to burn a Dragon to wood



This 36 seconds shows the steps of burning a Dragon to wood
Dragons were always so mysterious as a topic for different arts
The shading gives life to the pattern
Since the wood burning art uses only one color, shading plays an important role to make the piece more vivid.
Enjoy the video!!
http://youtu.be/b1Z3uzNEekU

Attributes to the creator of this piece
https://www.youtube.com/user/ionainfinland?feature=watch

Saturday, 19 January 2013

How to add a fine touch to your wood pieces?



in this video, you can add an elegant finish to your wood pieces in a few easy steps
this steps can alter your creation from an amateur look to a professional style
interested in more about the art of pyrography/wood burning
download your free copy of Guide for Pyrography
@
http://www.smilingwood.com/

Friday, 28 December 2012

How to add liquid glass to your wood piece?




This video shows How to add liquid glass to your wood piece?
the video goes through the whole steps of the process
it will help you in learning this step
you can glaze your own piece right after the watching
Also you can Download a Free Quick Guide for Woodburning / Pyrography Art
@
http://www.smilingwood.com/

Monday, 10 December 2012

How Obama was burned on wood



I was touched by the success of Obama 4 years before as the first African American to reach the White House.
Few months before he was able to repeat his triumph.
His tweet " Another four years sky rocketed in twitter.
I have no interest in politics, I am not an American after all.
Yet i was inspired by the story of the man.
In this project I used the Pyrography / wood burning to burn the Obama's face on the wood!!
Funny as it sounds but i enjoyed it so much
I recorded the steps from the copying of the face using carbon/graphite paper through the painting of the wood till finishing the piece.
It took me two days to finish this piece.
You can watch the video at:
http://youtu.be/NHTfd2qVIB

Thursday, 15 November 2012

How to shade simply using Pyrography / wood burning


Shading is what gives more life to any drawing
I was always looking for an easy way of shading my drawings on wood
I believe that this technique is the easiest and the fastest .
Simply by applying parallel lines close to each others
The intinesty of the shades increase by intersecting one group of parallel lines with another
I use a cheap wood burner which is in capable of shading large areas yet this techniques is very suitable for My burner and give a great finish

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

An awesome collection of woodburning collection


This video shows 8 woodburning / pyrography projects
The animals specially the predators are the subjects of all the pieces
The drawings is so live and appealing
The nature of the wild animals make it more vivid and mysterious.
I really was taken by the mix of painting and pyrography in the wolf piece, the mix between wood
carving and pyrography in the second wolf piece.
The touches are very accurate.
The pictures were not copied to wood using carbon or graphite which make it more difficult for the pyrographer.
By the end I should refer to the artists channel that I have subscribed to it to see future piece.
http://www.youtube.com/user/erikbrushEnjoy it :)

Monday, 5 November 2012

How to Turn your pyrography passion into money

Hoppies are fun
Earning money from hoppies is more fun
Within 5 minutes you can build a virtual e-shop on ETSY
ETSY is an e-market for handmade items
Selling your creations was never easier
You can list your items for only 20 cents each
On finalizing the selling they will have a commission of about 3.5% and that's all you have to pay
The specialization of the shop in handmade items make it appealing for artists to list thier items there for a focused review from interested customers

Monday, 22 October 2012

How to transfer a pattern to wood using ironing technique ?

An important step for any pyrography creation process is the copying of the pattern to the wood
i use the simple carbon / graphite copying technique
but how about other techniques?
in this video the pyrographer uses a very easy technique to transfer his pattern from paper to wood
simply by ironing the paper with its face down to the wood
the good thing about it that the full details are copied which will make the burning step more and more easy
yet some pyrographers may find it less appealing since they need more room for their talent to be expressed and added to the original patter
however it so nice and easy especially for beginners
enjoy it

Sunday, 21 October 2012

What do you like best about pyrography / woodburning?


I dont know exactly what is so attractive about pyrography for me.
I feel so passionate about this hoppy
May be its simplicity ?!
Could be..
I think its idea!?
Burning the wood to get an artistic piece
May be..
How about you?
What makes this hoppy an interest for you?

Friday, 12 October 2012

How can Wooden Kitchen Spoons be more beautiful!

The Cottage Watch spoon is considered as the signature piece for many Pyrography artists

What is the designs to be burned to this small area?
What is the techniques to be followed on this type of wooden pieces?
What is the best burner to be applied to this wooden piece?
  • The common patterns to be burned are leaves, flowers and plant drawings in general This is quite suitable for the small area for the wooden spoon rather than animals and Landscapes.
  • Generaly these relatively small drawings need special techniques to handle thier small sizes And managing the curves within these patterns.
  • The Nipsburner has a very nice device that can be used in creating these nice patterns starting from 99$ http://www.nibsburner.com/

In the following video an expert pyrographer demonstrate all this very simply

I recommend you to subscribe to his youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuq-Ml9GDdlYA3I6vjux3pA?feature=plcp

How about a video to demonstrate all this?