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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
7:25 pm
New person.
Hi, I'm new to the group, and I thought I'd introduce myself by showing a piece or two I've done in the semi-recent past. Unfortunately all the pictures I put up came up as big boxes with X's on them, but hey.

Anyway, my name is Amanda, although on the web I go by either Khira or Shambles. I'm 25 and this is what I do to help relieve stress.
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
2:32 pm
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
12:16 am
52 Crafts Challenge

I'm the maintainer for the LJ Community 52 Crafts - A community with a goal in mind, to complete 52 crafts in 2009.

More under the cut if your curious....

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Saturday, July 5th, 2008
3:48 pm
New Member Intro

Now this is a find, a group that enjoys pyrography as I do.  I've been woodburning for about three years now and find that it's addictive.  I hope to share ideas, advice, and experiences with everyone here, not to mention enjoy the beautiful work that is already obvious among the members.  

Organizer Back

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, May 5th, 2008
8:40 pm

For those of us with natural eared dober pups, here is the new plaque.
Proceeds from this one will also be donated to Damon's Den Doberman Rescue.

This one is also unfinished, and can be customized to the purchaser's preference.

You may Bid

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
2:33 am
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
5:28 pm
new member
I must admit, I was surprised to find a pyrography group here on LJ... but since I did, I had to join. I'm new to it all, but I am already addicted.

I don't work with photos or images like that yet. I prefer the symbols and flat designs.

Behind the cut are some of the pieces I have done...
some for sale on Etsy, some not...Collapse )

Anyhow, that should be enough for now.... I look forward to chatting and sharing tips/ideas with you guys!

~ Sunfire
Friday, December 21st, 2007
10:19 pm
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
2:02 pm
new Poster
    Hey Folks,  Just found your site and thought I'd drop in and show you a piece of mine. Forgive me if the formatting is wrong. I'm still learning to use the computer. This is a peice of myrtle wood (oregon) that  I purchased at a yard sale and had to spend a few hours resurfacing as someone had left the wood in their rather damp basement (not a place I recommend for wood). The director of our local Gallery Walk like it so much she entered it into our Oshkosh 150 and I then gave it to my Mother for Christmas where it resides proudly in her collection.

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, October 27th, 2007
3:18 pm
Tasha's portrait
About a month or so ago, I FINALLY finished Tasha's portrait. It was mostly done. But, I still had to add the finishing touches. Her name, her birthdate, I used paint to hightlight her eyes, her nose, and the little bit of white on her chin. Then I painted the outer edge, and gave it a clear coat. I like how it turned out. It's really hard to get a good picture with the clear coat. I took several and this was the best. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, September 9th, 2007
4:39 pm
This was today's project...
Since I was in a lazy mood, I didn't feel like doing anything to detailed.
And I thought.. "I haven't done a pirate theme yet!"

So here it is.
2:31 pm
Skull and Vines box
3rd time trying pyrography on a larger scale. Box from Hobby Lobby and clear coat of varnish over the top.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007
1:43 am
Not sure If I have posted here before or not.
The pit pup my friends Rayvenfaerie and thought_addict were trying to help. They had to put her to sleep because of serious fear aggression problems. But they loved her dearly.
As I was working on it, I wasn't too happy with it. But I think it's ok.
Not one of my best peices that's for sure... but I haven't been doing much wood burning lately... might be a little rusty.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
11:12 am
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
2:53 pm
Interesting burning project idea
Woodburned matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) are an old, popular tradition. Here are links to two beautiful examples:



I also found blank wooden doll forms online so you can MAKE YOUR OWN.

Happy burning!
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
12:25 pm
Wow...just WOW.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez is an incredible pyrography artist. He writes openly about his process and gives tips for fellow-woodburners. His work includes photorealistic landscapes and animals.

Please click the link below and look at the link called PIROGRABADOS:

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
3:25 pm
New burning on paper
This is a pyrography work based on a stylized Norse "eagle" design. Many Norse themes involve an animal wrestling with a snake. Snake coils lend themselves well to the style and I imagine that the deep woods and rolling hills of Northern Europe held plenty of snakes for inspiration.

Detail shown above.

Norse Design II (Eagle), Pyrography on hand-tinted paper.
Click here to see a larger version.

Comments, abuse, encouraging words or critique welcome. :D

Current Mood: creative
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
2:55 pm
Woodburning Celebration in Pennsylvania!

2007 Woodburning Celebration Show & Competition

August 3, 4, 5, 2007

The event includes work by internationally acclaimed pyrographers, award-winning artists teaching workshops and tables available for artists to sell their work. Cash prizes are available for winners of the art contest, including $1,000 cash prize for the Best of Show!
8:07 am
Links of interest.
An excellent example of how color can enhance your woodburning projects:

Brian Graham

He has three pages of his woodburning work as well as tutorials and some wood carving. Gallery three has great examples of what color can do to enhance woodburning projects.

Brilliant pyrography portraits:

Ken Li

This is page two of the article with his work. It's really worth taking a look at this second page; his portraits of Chinese women are incredibly detailed and skillfully shaded.

Is there anything else I can do as a moderator to make this community better? I really want to encourage posts of all kinds of work, from all skill levels. The more, the merrier!
Monday, July 9th, 2007
9:28 am
I love burning on pre-cut shapes I find at the craft store. I picked up some flat round shapes and drilled holes in them to make medallions.

The scan is bigger than the original but shows the detail nicely:

Norse Medallion, pyrography on wood.
Approximately 1.5 inch diameter.
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