Coloring pyrography artwork ...


Old 11-30-15, 08:25 AM
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Coloring pyrography artwork ...

I have seen a few pieces of pyrography that were colored. I am curious as to what coloring media works best, i.e., color pencils, water colors, oil pastels, or even oil paints. And then, what types of coatings will work best to go over it, such as urethane, varnish, shellac, etc. Also, what ones to avoid due to color fastness/fading. Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-30-15, 09:14 AM
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Interesting.... I have never seen the proper name used for what I call "wood burning".

Are you referring to wood or leather burning ?

When I used to do a lot of wood burning I used water color paints.....almost like dyes. I never sealed my projects as they weren't going outside in the weather.
Old 11-30-15, 09:32 AM
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I would be referring to wood burning.

I am also interested in sealing things as I am interested in making things that people would handle some and would like to see the coloring media protected. I see your point about not sealing a picture that may hang on the wall as even water colors on paper don't get sealed.

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