Written by a long-time pyrography artist and instructor, this is an excellent resource for newcomers to leather pyrography or for wood burners at any level who want to explore a new medium. Parsons describes characteristics of various types of leather and how to purchase it, and provides an overview of pyrography tools, equipment and accessories, including a helpful section on pen tip styles and the effects that can be created with them.
She explains techniques for controlling pen angle, speed and direction to create shading and texture on a design, as well as how to apply color and add a protective finish to the work.
Detailed step-by-step instructions are given for six projects that progress in skill level: a coaster, key fob and bookmark for the beginner, a journal cover for the intermediate, and for the more practiced, a fringed pillow featuring advanced shading techniques, as well as a three-dimensional quail picture to experience burning designs on rounded surfaces.
Supplemented with beautiful photographs and patterns, with expert tips provided throughout.
Softcover, 8" × 10", 144 pages, 2019.