How to Make Pyrography Signs

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

Personalise your home with a little pyrography! These amazing pyrography signs are the perfect way to jazz up any interior, plus they make a great gift for any occasion from weddings to birthdays!

Tutorial by Rachel Richardson.

Heart Sign

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You Will Need Craft Essentials
How to Make

1. Trace around the heart onto plain paper. This will allow you to sketch designs knowing they will fit the plaque.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

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2. Once you have your design, copy onto the plaque in pencil.

Top Tip!

Apply light pressure at first as you do not want to leave any unwanted indentations in the wood from mistakes.

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3. Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five to ten minutes.

Top Tip!

Use a fine tip to begin with, you can build up thickness if you need to later.
– As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it. 

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

4. Once you have finished burning use a rubber to erase any pencil marks that can be seen.

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Top Tip!

You may wish to use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

House Sign

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You Will Need Craft Essentials
How to Make

1. Measure the plaque. When you create a design allow 5mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The font shown is Marigold, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Once you have created your design, in the settings of your design software flip the image horizontally and print onto tracing paper.

Top Tip!

Check your design is flipped correctly by placing a mirror to the left or right of your design. If you can read it, your ready for the next step.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

2. Cut off the excess tracing paper and place the ink side down onto the plaque and tape into place.

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3. Using the embossing tool, gently rub over the image to transfer the ink onto the plaue. Peel back the paper and check the pressure you have applied is enough.

Top Tip!

Only rub where the ink is printed to prevent indentation elsewhere on the plaque. If you need to, fill in any gaps with a pencil.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

4. Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five to ten minutes. Use a round ended tip as it will flow easier when burning.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

Top Tip!

As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it. You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.

Square Sign

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You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Measure the plaque. Chose your design, the fonts shown are Debby and Bite_Bullet, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Print or photocopy onto tracing paper making sure the design is smaller than 14cm x 14cm and trim the excess paper. Tape the tracing paper into position along the top. Place the Graphite Trace Down underneath the tracing paper and tape securely.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

2. Trace your design using a hard pencil with medium pressure, check your pressure by lifting both sheets.

Top Tip!

Press too light and it will not leave a mark, too hard and you may go through the paper. Take care where you apply pressure as the graphite will leave marks onto the wood. Fill in any gaps directly onto the plaque with the pencil, if you need to make your design clearer.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

3. Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five minutes.

Top Tip!

Use a fine tip to begin with, you can build up thickness if you need to later. As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it.

 

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

4. Once you have finished burning you may wish to use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.

How to Make Pyrography Signs #pyrography #sign #heart #plaque #woodburning

 

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