Gourds by Laurie Banner

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burnTo the left is my latest creation....... It is pyroengraved and colored with acrylics and water pencil



Burned on
a 8" x 10" piece of wood which my
grandfather cut for me.



DragonflyI just can't get
enough of dragonflies!!!!





Here's a design I did on a set of congas.......The one on the right reads "Barron".




bird burning


I use the same two tips for all of my burnings.....a writing tip and a shading tip. I prefer burning on Basswood. However, some of the burning shown here may be in Plywood, mushrooms, roots, and anything else I can find to burn :)



Hawk Hawk Close-Up

When creating birds I use only a writing tip (except in the eye area) This tip is very small and shaped like a sharp knife. It's wonderfull for intricate work!




 Dragonfly Burning

I prefer the natural look of burning but every once in a while I will use water pencils as seen in the piece on the left.



wip mermaidThis one is in progress. I'll admit it's a little strange! In the enlarged image you will notice my design has been sketched in pencil and I am blending two water colors together around the design.





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