How to Make a Pyrography Adventure Decoration
This pyrography adventure decoration makes us all want to immediately pack our bags and head off on a woodland trip! Read the tutorial below by pyrography expert Rachel Richardson, who talks you through the step by step process of transferring the calligraphy design onto your log slice.
Design software enabling you to reverse your chosen design to print
Hand held mirror (optional)
1. Measure the wooden disc radius. When you create a design allow 5mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The font shown is Magnolia Sky, 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! Print the design a light brown colour so the ink will not be seen once burnt.
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.
2. Cut off the excess tracing paper and place the ink side down onto the wood and tape into place.
3. Using a pencil, gently rub over the image to transfer the ink onto the wood. Peel back the paper and check the pressure you have applied is enough.
Top tip! If you need to fill in any gaps with a pencil
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.
Top tip! You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.