Knitting and Crochet
Personalise your home with a little pyrography sign! These amazing pyrography signs are the perfect way to jazz up any interior, plus they make a great gift for any occasion from weddings to birthdays! Tutorial by Rachel Richardson.
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Staedtler Noris HB Pencil
Maped Softy Rubber Erasers 2 Pack
Tracing Pad A3 30 Sheets
Wooden House Wall Plaque
Wooden Heart Wall Plaque
Masking Tape 25mm x 20m
Wooden Square Wall Plaque
Trace around the heart onto plain paper. This will allow you to sketch designs knowing they will fit the plaque.
Apply light pressure at first as you do not want to leave any unwanted indentations in the wood from mistakes.
Once you have your design, copy onto the plaque in pencil.
Use a fine tip to begin with, you can build up thickness if you need to later.
– As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it
Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five to ten minutes.
You may wish to use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.
Once you have finished burning use a rubber to erase any pencil marks that can be seen.
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.
Measure the plaque. When you create a design allow 5mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The font shown is Marigold, 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.
Cut off the excess tracing paper and place the ink side down onto the plaque and tape into place.
Only rub where the ink is printed to prevent indentation elsewhere on the plaque. If you need to, fill in any gaps with a pencil.
Using the embossing tool, gently rub over the image to transfer the ink onto the plaue. Peel back the paper and check the pressure you have applied is enough.
As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it. You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.
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.
Measure the plaque. Chose your design, the fonts shown are Debby and Bite_Bullet, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Print or photocopy onto tracing paper making sure the design is smaller than 14cm x 14cm and trim the excess paper. Tape the tracing paper into position along the top. Place the Graphite Trace Down underneath the tracing paper and tape securely.
Press too light and it will not leave a mark, too hard and you may go through the paper. Take care where you apply pressure as the graphite will leave marks onto the wood. Fill in any gaps directly onto the plaque with the pencil, if you need to make your design clearer.
Trace your design using a hard pencil with medium pressure, check your pressure by lifting both sheets.
Use a fine tip to begin with, you can build up thickness if you need to later. As you burn you will notice some build up on the tip, rub the tip onto the back of an old tea strainer to remove it.
Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five minutes.
Once you have finished burning you may wish to use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.
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