|Project by BarbS||posted 07-15-2011 04:52 PM||1859 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My first experiment in pyrography. This little 4” red cedar bowl was torched on the outside before carving and painting the cuts with a copper leaf pen. I wasn’t sure how to ‘seal’ the burned surface after wiping off all the carbon. What a mess! Not to mention the wide-eyed surprise of flames leaping from the wood when I lingered too long at any one point, heh heh. It felt like I was building a camp fire there for a minute. For the finish, I decided on spray poly, but didn’t like it much, as it left a thicker surface than I like. I may have sprayed it too close in, though. I’ve been advised to find some ‘Clear Acrylic’ spray instead of polyurethane. Interesting effects with burning. I’ll probably use it on other pieces, but I’m hoping hardwoods won’t ‘light up my life’ as quickly as this cedar did!