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What are some good wood burning patterns for beginners?

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Good wood-burning patterns for beginners include simple geometric, floral, vine and Celtic patterns that exclude fine details and require little to no shading. Such patterns should require beginners to make the same simple lines repeatedly so that they can familiarize themselves with the wood-burning pen.

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Beginners need to take their time making light strokes to complete their patterns, as pressing down too hard makes a wood-burning pen more difficult to guide. Pressing too hard also makes it difficult to create consistently even lines. Beginners should always follow the grain of the wood when making their strokes to minimize the amount of resistance.

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