Even the most complex art pieces begins with the most simple ideas.
The art of decorating, by burning designs with a heated metallic point is know as Pyrography. The combination of this technique, along with many others, result in the beautiful creations by Kindled Arts.
No projects ever start the same. Inspiration can strike at any moment, and this leads to taking on multiple projects simultaneously.
Artwork and woodworking done by Aaron Lynn
When inspired to burn art, a series of sketches are drawn and resized until left with a desirable rough sketch.
This rough sketch is used to make a stencil that will be transferred to the medium
A medium, of appropriate function and size, is selected. Examples included wood boxes, deconstructed pallets, driftwood, scavenged woods, and various wood accessories produced by other companies.
The medium is prepped. This consist of sanding, cutting, cleaning, etc.
Graphite/ transfer paper is taped to the selected medium
The stencil is laid over graphite paper, and also taped securely. This is to prevent anything getting off centered.
The stencil is then retraced, allowing the image to be transferred to the medium.
The stencil and graphite paper are removed. (Stencil is saved and filed so the piece can possibly be created again at another date).
The piece is then burnt with a variety of burning tools.
If the project is going to have color, it is then applied with an assortment of stains, pastels, paints, pencils, and even charcoal.
Any remaining woodworking is finished, such as framing and reassembly.
Finally protective coatings are then added if needed.
Regardless of how the project is began, the over all process remains constant.
Leatherwork is the work or decoration done with leather. It is believed the use and production of leather has been around since 5000 B.C. A process called tanning is used to produce leather from various types of animal skins. Exotic leathers and skins used by Kindled Arts are responsibly harvested for food. The skin/leather is sold on the market as a byproduct to minimize waste.
Starting as animal hide and ending a finished product, the process taken to work with leather is a tedious one.
A material of the desired thickness and stiffness is selected
A template for what is being made, is then place onto to top surface of the leather
A scratch awl is used to trace the template design. Leaving a faint impression/scratch that will be used to trace when cutting
Using a sharp blade or razor, the desired pieces are cut out of the hide
An edging tool is used to remove the sharp edges of the leather. This will help later, with the burnishing process
Water is then applied to prevent any future water stains
Once dried, the preferred color stain is applied with a rag
After the stain has dried, leather is first attached with rubber cement. This adhesive is used by shoes makers
After the adhesive has also dried, holes are punched with a specific tool that keeps them evenly spaced apart
Cording or thread of a desired color is then selected and then sewn by hand
Any snaps or zippers are attached at this point
Using a damp sponge, water is applied to the edges and burnished with dremel attachments
Saddle soap is then applied to the edges and burnished with dremel attachments
Bee's wax is then applied to the edges and burnished with dremel attachments
Lastly, a Kindled Arts stamp is stamped into the leather using a mallet