Wednesday, November 4, 2009

VTT - Bountiful Fruits and Vegies



This is one of the plaques in my pyrography (burnt wood) collection. It is made by the Flemish Art Company and is larger than most burnt wood plaques--21" in diameter. When I bought this, it was unfinished. The main design in the center was already burned, but I burned most of the border myself with a modern electric wood burning tool.



The objects made for wood burning had printed designs that the hobbyist could trace over with the wood burning tool. Sometimes they were designed so that the background could be carved for greater relief, and glass "jewels" could be glued on for additional decoration. That is what is shown in the details below--instructions showing the areas to carve and/or add "jewelry." Relatively few pyrographic objects actually have carving or jewels.





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25 comments:

  1. wow that plaque packs a punch..love your border design too :)

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  2. That's pretty interesting. I didn't know there were kits for wood burning. How cool that you got to finish it.

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  3. I wish I knew how to do that...it looks wonderful. I have an idea I want to use as window toppers at our cabin in the kitchen, but don't know how to wood burn or know anyone who can do it...this is amazing to say the least. Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday...and have a great weekend....Jury duty 1 day...yea!

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  4. Now I've never seen one of those before. It's really cool and your work looks original to the piece.

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  5. How beautiful. I've never heard of such a thing. I like it!

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  6. You are a very talented lady with a lot of patience. I really like the work you are doing, but doubt I would ever master that. You are turning out some very pretty things.

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  7. wow, I can't believe you worked on the woodburning yourself! Very nice!

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  8. Just beautiful! You do great work. it is a great piece but the fact that you could finish it and make it look the same is amazing. Really nice!

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  9. It's pretty amazing to me that you got that plaque and then finished it so beautifully, but then you must have known what you were doing! I tried woodburning once. I was awful at it, so I made myself quit!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  10. Wow this is pretty amazing! Great job :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  11. When I was younger I did a litte wood burning - - - I LOVED it, so fun. BUT, I will admit, mine were NOTHING like this one. Yours is elegant - - - mine were - - - hmmmmm - - - unelegant.

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  12. Beautiful! Glad I stopped in :)
    We have a woodburner with all the special tips, but haven't done much. You're an inspiration.

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  13. I only "play" at wood burning..a real beginner. Great gosh, you did a beautiful job. The plaque is just gorgeous. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

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  14. The detail on your plate is lovely-and it's huge! Do you use it for fruit or veges?

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  15. There are so many types of art to express ourselves. This one I haven't tried but surely would love to try. You've done a great job. Thanks for posting.

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  16. Wow, that is really cool and I didnt know there were kits either...I saw a few people say that. Its always amazing to me the kind of work people did. and do.... what used to be considered a craft - or even everyday is seen as something very intricate and undoable today.

    Im thinking of things like tatting and crochet...complex knitting, etc

    and this :)

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  17. Wow! That has some great detail to it!

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  18. I had a wood burning kit when I was young and would probably enjoy it more now--I found it rather slow-going but that could be me. I have never seen so much detail in one piece before: beautiful.

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  19. I remember wood burning kits too. But I never saw one that pretty!
    Nice work.
    Kathy

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  20. I also remember wood burning kits, but nothing that nice! You did really well in burning that piece!

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  21. Beautiful plaque. I'm very impressed with your wood burning skills, it looks very intricate.
    Jane

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  22. That's wonderful, what you've done. Such a very interesting post, nice to learn a bit about woodburning.
    I can imagine they would take on a whole new look with jewels. Will you put jewels on yours?
    (and if you do, will you show us?)

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  23. I'm impressed with your woodburning skills which take a steady hand and a good eye! Beautiful plaque.

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