06-07-2014 Pyro Sitemap

Learn Pyrography Wood Burning!

Join Lora S. Irish, author of over twenty wood carving, wood burning, pyrography, and pattern books, as she teaches you the skills and techniques used in this craft.  Learn about the different wood burning tools including variable temperature tools, one temperature tools, and wood burning tool tips.  Irish will take you through the steps to discover how to shade your wood burning pattern using sepia tones, textures, and fine line detailing.   Step by step instructions are offered for tracing and transferring your pattern, how to prepare your wood surface, and for how to finish a wood burning design.  Also explore all of the wonderful different medias you can use in your pyrography as leather, paper, gourds, cotton cloth, and even chipboard scrap-book pages.

Country Church Wood BurningFading Pyrography Projects

Discover why those older pyrography projects appear to fade over time.  Lora Irish discusses the natural process that causes wood patina which affects the tonal value impact of your wood burned patterns.  Learn what colors each pyrography wood develops, how to avoid the patina process, and how to adjust your wood burnings to compensate.

Wood burned owl of watercolor paperPyrography on Paper

Learn how to use watercolor paper, and other artist quality papers for your wood burning patterns. Watercolor paper is inexpensive, readily available at your local arts and crafts store, and can be ordered online in extra-large, 32″ x 40″ sheets for large projects.  It makes a great background for any designs and can quickly be matted and frames, ready for handy gifts for family and friends.

Pyrography Doodle Mushroom, step 14Mushroom Pyrography Doodles

The textures, strokes, and shading on our pyrography does not have to be subtle, graduated shadings.  This project takes your wood burning to a totally new level by using small, intrigue designs as your fill burnings.


Tonal Values Pyorgraphy by Lora IrishContrasting Tonal Values

Learn how to use contrasting tonal values to create dramatic depth in your landscape, scenery, and wildlife wood burning.  This realistic landscape, featuring an abandoned car, a wooden fence line, and an old barn, uses the black and white sepia tones of the burn to bring the old car into the forefront of the finished design.

Fundamentals and Techniques of Pyrography

Explore the basic tools, supplies, and techniques used in wood burning and pyrography.  Learn the difference between wood burning tool s – one temperature and variable temperature units.  Discover what patterns, textures, and burn strokes each pen tip creates, then work those wood burning strokes on a practice board.  Enjoy the tutorials on tonal values, the dark through light-colored burnings the create the three-dimensional pyrography for your patterns and designs.

The Basic Wood Burning Tool – One Temperature and Variable Temperature Units, Pen Tips
Wood Burning Technique Samples – Art Styles used in Pyrography
Basic Wood Burning Strokes and Textures – Sample Wood Burning Strokes

Variable temperature wood burning unitWood Burning Tools leather burningTechnique Samples pyrography stroke guideBasic Strokes

Pyrography Practice Boards – Sample Practice Boards
Simple Pyrography Shading – Sea Dragon Circle Project
Tonal Value Sepia Worksheet – Creating a Practice Board Sepia Chart

poplar practice boardPyrography Practice Boards Irish_sea_dragon_4-300x277Simple Pyrography Shading worksheet sampleTonal Value Sepia Worksheet

Wood Burning Sepia Values – Mule Deer Portrait Project
Contrasting Tonal Values – Grandpa’s Pride, Abandoned Car Project
Mapping Your Pyrography Pattern – Flamingo Project

Mule Deer PyrographyWood Burning Sepia Values Tonal Values Pyorgraphy by Lora Irish Contrasting Tonal Values FlamingoMapping Your Pyrography Pattern

Pyrography, Working in Layers – Red Hen in Knitting Basket Project
Daisy Pattern – Long Black-Eyed Susan Daisy Project
Coloring Wood Burned Projects – Old Time Fireman Project

Irish_red_hen_6-276x300Pyrography, Working in Layers realistic pyrography patternsDaisy Pattern fireman-cu9-sm Coloring Wood Burned Projects

Coloring Wood Burnings with Colored Pencils – Steam Punk Star Project

free wood buring project by Lora Irish Coloring Wood Burnings Bookmark
our website
to keep up to
date with
Lora S. Irish
new projects
New Projects
Coming Soon!


In-depth, step-by-step instructions, including a free pyrography pattern by Lora Irish.  Learn how to create the shading that gives your pyrography project depth.  Explore how to burn animal fur and hair, wood grain, human faces, and fun doodle patterns.

Carousel Horse Wood Burning – Your First Wood Burning
Wood Burning Animal Fur and Hair – Cow Portrait Project
Blue Heron Tavern Pyrography – Blue Heron Duck Decoys Project

Colored Pencil HorseCarousel Horse
Beginner’s Project
cow pattern animal fur textures pyrography basicsWood Burning
Animal Fur and Hair
Pyrography Seashore Birds Project Blue Heron Tavern Pyrography

Pyrography Holiday Cards – Three Snowmen Christmas Card
Wine Caddy Sunflower Design – Sunflower Project
Pyrography Steps for Portrait Burning – Fairy Pixie Portrait

Christmas card pyrography project Pyrography Holiday
Christmas Cards
Wine Holder Wood Carving Project Wine Caddy
Sunflower Design
Pixie Portrait Pyrography Steps
Portrait Burning

Wood Burning the American Hero – 911 Fireman Project
Cougar Pyrography Project – Mountain Lion Project
Pyrography Doodles – 1950’s Retro Mushroom Project Post #2,   #3,   #4,   #5,   #6,   #7

fireman-4sm-150x150 Wood Burning
American Hero
cougar-08-264x300 Cougar
Pyrography Project
Pyrography Doodle Mushroom, step 14 Pyrography Doodles

Pyrography Feather Border 1 – American Indian Feather Border Project, Post #2
Ceremonial Mask Pyrography Project – Native American Mask Project, Post #2,   # 3,   #4,   #5

Pyrography Leather Journal – Mythological Griffin Journal Project

pyrography feather border by Lora IrishPyrography
Feather Border
Pyrography Mask Project by IrishCeremonial Mask Pyrography Project DSC_4503 Pyrography
Leather Journal


E-Books, E-Projects, and E-Project Bundles available through Lora Irish’s pyrography pattern website, Art Designs Studio

Mayan High Priest Pyrography E-Book
spaceExclusive Designs by Lora S. Irish, 33 Page e-Project, Ready for Download
Art Styles of Pyrography by Lora Irish
spaceExclusive Irish Book, Art Styles of Pyrography, 190 pages, 15 projects, Ready for Download
Animal Portraits Pyrography E-Project
spaceExclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 3 in-depth projects, Ready for Download
Pyrography Doodles E-Book
space6 In-Depth Step-by-Step Projects, Includes Pyrography Doodles Pattern Package
Ceremonial Masks Pyrography E-Book
spaceExclusive Lora S. Irish Book, 41 pages, 2 in-depth projects, great beginner’s techniques

Mayan High Priest Pyrography Project Mayan High Priest Pyrography Styles of Pyrography by Lora Irish Art Styles of
Animal Portrait Pyrography by IrishAnimal Portraits Pyrography
Pyrography Doodle Patterns by Lora IrishPyrography Doodles E-Book Ceremonial Masks Pyrography Project by IrishCeremonial Masks Pyrography  Coming Soon!
Wood Burning
E-Book by Lora Irish

Pyrography  Hardcopy Books by Lora S. Irish, available through Amazon.com

Great Book of Woodburning by Lora Irish
space200 pages of techniques, instructions, step-by-step projects, 25 patterns and designs
Arts & Crafts Pyrography by Lora Irish
space144 pages of techniques for wood, leather, gourd, paper, and fabric, 35 projects

Great Book of Woodburning by Lora S Irish Great Book of Woodburning Arts and Crafts Pyrography by Lora S Irish Art & Craft Pyrography

Lora S. Irish, available on our pattern and designs website, Art Designs Studio.



Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: