Susan posted an in-depth look at the basics techniques used in painting wood carvings, wood burnings, gourds, and general wood crafts here on our blog.
This in depth, step by step, how to paint your craft project includes working with oil paints and acrylics as antiquing colors, dry brushing, china painting with acrylics, marbling, and simple painting techniques.
So please stop by Basics to Painting and all of its step-by-step projects.
In this four part lesson Lora S. Irish teaches a free online wood carving and pyrography project which will take you through the steps of preparing your basswood plaque, tracing the pattern, working in levels and layers in relief carving, basic steps to rough out carving, how to shape and detail your wood elements. To add fine detailing and to clean the high relief undercuts learn how to use a wood burning tools in your carving. This Flying Canada Goose free project we will focus on how to color your wood carving projects using acrylic craft paints, including primer coats, dry brushing, and using an oil stain on basswood.
This project by L. S. Irish includes a free download line art carving pattern for the Canada Goose.
We have new step by step projects and tutorials posted.
In Coloring Your Projects:
Dry Brushing in Coloring Your Projects
In Paper Crafting:
Arts and Crafts Pyrography
Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and BAM
Lora S. Irish’s newest book, Arts and Crafts Pyrography, focuses on the wide variety of surface that you can use in your wood burning – leather, paper, gourds, fabric, and wood.
Although it is often referred to as woodburning, the art of pyrography can be worked on just about any natural surface, including gourds, leather, or cotton rag paper. Now Lora Irish, the author of the bestselling Great Book of Woodburning, offers thirty-five amazingly detailed new projects that explore the craft of pyrography across the full range of inventive pyro media.