Frog Boxes -pyrographic images painted in acrylic
I used a simple burning tool to burn these images into the boxes (about 9cm x 9cm x 9cm; 3.5 in. x 3.5in. x 3.5in.). The size of the boxes and the largeness of the burning tool blade created a challenge. I wanted the lines dark and deep. The burning was not the major artist technique -the paint was. I did not take into account the grain of the wood as I was interested in painting a picture. I tried to create an image such that however you turned the box there was a continuous picture. From any angle you can see a full -and often different- picture.
I used this technique to burn images into the lintels at the cottage as I needed lines that could be seen from a distance.