Scope of pyrography on leather is very broad. The most popular are Souvenirs and clothing. For example, leather jackets with beautiful patterns scorched into his back, or a beautiful ethnic pattern scorched on leather shoes. Very popular figures burned into handbags. As popular engraving on the leather covers of notebooks, notepads, books. Covers for documents are also often decorated with drawings done by the technique of pyrography.

In this article we will focus on the creation on the skin of the figure with his hands. This process will be more challenging than СNC.

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To start to burn on the skin at home required a minimal set of devices:

  • Burner Tool. Burner stand two types – “soldering iron” type, or with a loop filament (such is often used in wood burning). The first type is more suitable for beginners and children – it is quite long heated has no ability to regulate temperature, but very strong and durable. The second type of burner allows you to adjust the temperature of the filament, and it allows you to apply to the skin lines of different widths and different shades. In addition, this device heats up very quickly and cools down in just a few seconds. However, nichrome loop overheat often, and it has to change. 
  • Fitting skin. Often in stores you can see the leather of pig, goat, sheep or cattle. There does not have to choose – the only appropriate it is the skin of cattle. To choose it is depending on the goals set before you. So the calf leather is thin and supple, but the skin of an adult bull, very thick and hard, fit only for the creation of the belt. Other types of skin is not suitable for burning: sheepskin is so thin and soft that when burning it is wrinkled into folds, and pigskin texture its too porous and just not very nice.

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Best of all, the drawings look on fair skin tones – white, beige, sand. The best material would be thick leather or sole. For beginners, thin skin is not suitable – too easy to damage and just ruin the material. To train the force of the pressure and the select temperature is better for the thick skin is less likely to hurt it, and keep a burner on it so much easier, thanks to the smooth surface.

For beginners and gaining experience in this exciting lesson, you will fit the most simple sketches to get the hand to get used to specific smell, to determine the appropriate model of the burner or of the skin. 

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