Design Originals Pyrography Basics Book- Techniques and Exercises for Beginners. Pyrography, literally "fire writing", can enhance any project with lovely varieties of tone and texture. Just pick up an inexpensive woodburning tool at your local craft store and follow the directions inside this book and in no time you can start adorning wood, gourds, leather, paper and more with beautifully burned images and patterns. Learn how to set up a practice board to experiment with strokes and setting before moving on to working projects with confidence. Step-by-step exercises with teach you how to use temperature, time, layering and texturing to create tonal values. 32 pages in a soft cover.