Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Easy, Intricate Wood Burning

I don't remember much about my wood burning experience as a kid except that my parents made me do it at the kitchen table and hovered over me like I was absolutely going to burn down the house. Perhaps I didn't enjoy it as much as other kids?  Not long ago Walnut Hollow sent me their amazing Creative Versa-Tool and I got to go at it again with out being hawk-eyed!  What freedom, too.  I decided to whip out my favorite adult coloring book pages for this project because they are FILLED with amazing designs and inspiration that work perfectly for wood burning.  Remember, mash up your different crafts and ALWAYS Make Your Mark!
Tray chic!
 Rainbow box, baby!

 Watch how I did it here!
Carbon paper and red pen
Walnut Hollow trays, serving boards and boxes
Adult coloring book pages
1.  Enlarge your pattern so it fits on your wood object the way you like
2. & 3.   Place the tracing paper face down on your surface and then tape the enlarged pattern over it
4.  Trace the pattern with a red or blue ball point pen so know where you've traced
5. Screw in your wood burning tip on the Versa-Tool and with the setting on high,
 start tracing your pattern just like you were drawing
6. & 7.  For the tray I filled in the burned flowers with Unicorn SPiT
8. & 9.  For the box I painted around my wood burned pattern instead
10.  Mix Famowood Glaze Coat (2 part epoxy resin) according to directions
11. Pour on your surfaces and spread out evenly with a sponge brush
12. Pop the bubbles with a long arm lighter or a small butane torch
Cover and let cure overnight and you're done!
Gorgeous and glossy
Burned and beautiful!

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