2 Pyrography Designs for Beginners
New to pyrography? Don’t be afraid to give it a try, and remember practice makes perfect! Use these two free designs and the below instructions to transfer your images from paper to wood, then trace over them with your pyrography tool.
From Pyrography Designs by Norma Gregory, published by GMC (£12.99)
- Damp cloth
- Fine sandpaper
1. Prepare your chosen piece of wood carefully. Make sure that it has a very smooth surface and is
free from dust by wiping it over with a damp cloth. You can use fine sandpaper along the grain to achieve a good finish.
2. Take your carbon paper (or tracing down paper) and place it lead side down on to the wood.
3. Position your traced design over it and attach both pieces of paper to the wood with masking tape.
4. Draw carefully over the design outline using a sharp-pointed pencil. Before you do too much,
check that the lines are transferring to the wood. If not, you may need to do one of two things:
either add more lead to the tracing down paper (if it is home-made) or press a little harder when
going over the outlines.
Before you do too much tracing, lift the carbon paper and design to check that the lines are going through on to the wood.