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    Well ... now that I have done my first stall and not done too badly at that I have been looking around for more ideas for my craft and remembered a craft fair that I went to at the NEC where I had a go with a pyrography machine. I found it quite easy to use and already being a fair artist with pencil and paints I have now bought myself a starter kit from Peter Childs website (who are very nice by the way!) and so for your comments here are the first two projects to be completed. I am thinking of maybe adding some stars to the outer of the mirror just to complete it?

    As always any advice or constructive criticism is welcomed.
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    Asking me to make you a shelf is like asking Michealangelo to creosote your fence.

    http://www.woodsweatandtrees.co.uk

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    If those are your first two ever goes at pyrography it certainly says a great deal (in a positive way) for your artistic abilities. They are beautiful pieces.

    Linda

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    • #3
      They are gorgeous, I've had a go at pyrography myself and it's not the easiest tool to use. If these are your first attempts then they are really great.
      I think a few stars around the mirror would finish it off perfectly. I love the light wood you have used as it shows off the pyrography brilliantly.

      Maria
      My website http://www.mias-craft-ideas.com
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      • #4
        Beautiful mirror, NO STARS though! less is more, you need to celebrate your sucess with a nice bit of TIm Tammin' now Ha-ha
        Charliebubbles xx

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        • #5
          Terrific! Your idea of stars around the mirror - I could vote either way. Maybe try squinting your eyes and picturing it as best you can...maybe even sketch it? You can't erase pyro stars once on there.

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          • #6
            Thanks all ... I have decided that less is definitely more and so will not be adding to the mirror. The wood for it is actually an old beech chopping board which I bought at a car boot for 20p believe it or not! I am also a fairly accomplished pen and ink artist working mainly in tribal/maori tattoo designs and I think that is why I have an affinity for this craft niche.

            Having said that I went to my local craft store today for a few bits and I have actually spent most of today scorching away and so here are a few more bits that I have done. I love the seed markers and the Adi Shakti afro comb is actually a commission for a sikh friend... not bad considering I only had the machine for an hour before I was asked...lol. Anyway ... Hope you enjoy!
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            Asking me to make you a shelf is like asking Michealangelo to creosote your fence.

            http://www.woodsweatandtrees.co.uk

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            • #7
              Great work, and the seed markers are a great idea; I'm sure they will be very popular with gardeners.

              Linda

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              • #8
                Really excellent work Ash. Very impressed.
                regards

                Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


                There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

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