Have you ever tried to do Pyrography on other items besides wood? How about Paper? Yes, believe it or not Pyrography can be done on Paper. It does take a little more time, but it is less expensive than some wood and it looks fabulous once completed. Here are a few tips to get you started:
The paper matters! Textured paper is better! Smooth surface paper is "not good" to do Pyrography and it will not produce beautiful results. To make Pyrography designs on paper, you will need heavy weight water color paper. It needs to be cold pressed and it should be rated 140 lbs or more.
As stated above, burning on paper is a little slower! New Pyrography students tend to turn up their heat when burning on paper to make the process go a little more quickly. This is a big NO NO! Take your time and you will be happy with the results!
Burning on paper has many advantages! One being, you can scan and reproduce your work...not to mention--framing your artwork! This is wonderful if you are interested in keeping your original piece or if you want to have a variety of sizes available.
Finally, you can always add color for even more interest or add some enhancements like rhinestones or other decorative ideas. The possibilities are endless!
So, the next time you want to try something new.....Try Paper Pyrography! Let us know how you do. We love to hear from you! :)