Wood burning, also referred to as pyrography, is one of the most popular forms of woodcraft, because of the fun you can have burning drawings and designs into a wooden plank while creating your own artistic masterpieces.
This one needs a lot of patience and is better-suited for those really into art and craft. Kids may require adult supervision as the process involves using a solid-point/wire-nib burner or pyrography pen for making the drawing. For the complicated patterns, you need to make the drawing on a sheet of paper, and then transfer it to the wooden surface using graphite paper. Below you will find a number of detailed tutorials for wood burning, as well as interesting patterns.
Here is a pattern ideal for someone just starting to explore the wonders of the wood burning technique. The creeping vines and the small leaves really make it a beautiful picture.
It is a really cool idea to decorate your wooden cutting board with wood burning, and here is a unique honeycomb pattern you can work on. You can replace the alphabets with your initials, add any small word you may want to or you may omit them altogether to fill the board with the honeycomb design only.
A set of wooden spoons and spatula is a great gift idea for a friend. Now, what if you customized it by making matching pyrographic patterns on each spoon? Turn the ordinary gift set into a creative handmade present.
Yet another chopping board decoration idea with a completely different design. You can choose to create your own unique patterns once you check out the instructions.
Here is a step by step video tutorial for a wood burning project using box elder wood. The natural red streaks characterizing the wood helps make your art work even more attractive.
This is one of the simplest, not to mention the coolest, wood burning design for someone looking for a little practice with the pyrography pen.
Now, here are some free wood burning designs and patterns that you can try for your next wood work project. Expert artists can opt for the complex ones like the Santa Clause picture and the animal patterns, while the simple Celtic designs are suitable for beginners.
A classic pattern, this one is perfect for a holiday project. Once complete, you can probably wrap the art piece as a Christmas gift for a friend.
A simple flower pattern, you can add colors to your wood burning project to make it even more interesting.
This pattern is really beautiful with the spiral designs for the tree crown, made complete with the two small birds sitting at the very top.
A rather simple Celtic style pattern, check out how the parallel endless lines coil several times to form multiple, intertwined heart patterns.
Animals and birds always make nice subjects for wood burning projects with the majestic eagle being a popular choice.
One of the most intricate patterns, any experienced artist would love the challenge presented by this horned owl wood burning art idea.
Another more complex Celtic design, the intertwining lines make it a fun wood burning project where you need to be constantly careful not to cross the wrong line.
How cool would it be to have a classy wooden deer head wall-hanging for your drawing room wall? Now imagine making such a piece yourself by hand. Here is a pattern you can try.
Here is a pattern that has it all – beauty, grace, uniqueness, a touch of mystery and mythology along with a wide scope for creativity.
This one might look a bit too plain when you look at it, but imagine the pattern in black, on a smooth finish piece of wood, hanging on your dining room wall. You probably can’t wait to get started.
Typography is quite popular in all forms of art work, with wood burning being no exception. Here is a set of designer alphabets for you to work on your own wooden sign or an inspirational quote.
Nothing could be cooler than working on a snowman pattern for your next wood burning project for a cozy winter craft
Now, it is time to visit a wood craft store to get your supplies and start on your own wood burning project. You can begin with one of the easy DIY instructions for etching simple patterns, or pick a more complex design to create a unique piece of art.
Published on January 19th 2015 by Daphne Bennette