For those who aren't the greatest drawers, or do not want to spend the time to draw their own designs, woodburning patterns are the way to go! These are predrawn designs for your projects.
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There are many different types of woodburning patterns available today. These are often designs that were created by other people that are sold for you to burn into some type of materials. These designs can be used with, obviously, woodburning, as well as leather pyrography and even leather stamping or "tooling."
If you are a talented artist, you can create patterns of your own. Or, if you know how to use photo editing software, you can create your own woodburning patterns from photos (view tutorial). When creating your own woodburning patterns, sketch the design first on flat paper (this decreases errors). Once you have the sketch, you can purchase carbon paper and trace the sketch directly onto the wood you are burning. Creating your own patterns is usually the cheapest way to go, but not everyone is confident enough in their drawing skills to do this.
Woodburning patterns come in all different designs. There are animal, landscapes, people…anything that you have seen drawn, there is probably a woodburning pattern somewhere out there on it. You can buy these patterns and kits online, or at your local art store. If you already have your own wood and carbon paper, you can print designs and use those.
There are many more woodburning patterns available under the Patterns section in our Pyrography Store.
Free Pattern Downloads are available here