Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Splitcoast Tutorial: Painted Wood Burning

This week's tutorial over at Splitcoast is called Painted Wood Burning! I thought it would be fun to stretch our skill set a little bit. Are you with me?

I started off with the digital version of one of my stamp images - I've added it to my Etsy store HERE if you'd like to have one of your own! I love the rubber version, but I wanted to be able to enlarge it for this project. I printed the image on text weight paper and then used some graphite paper to trace it onto my wood plaque (this is from my stash of cheap wood pieces I've collected from thrift stores to paint on).

This type of wood wasn't at all ideal for the wood burning process, but at the very least I did end up with an indented, darkened outline, and learned some things for next time. If you're "in need" of a wood burning tool, this is the one I have - this kit actually comes with a variety of tips for different functions (I have used the hot knife several times) and the temperature is adjustable.

Instead of craft paints, I started off with a watery layer of gesso and then colored my image with colored pencils - that was quick and fun, and I love how vibrant the colors are! The sentiment I used is from Visible Image, and you can find it HERE

Here's a closer look at the details of the image - I'm excited to try wood burning again!
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  1. What a beautiful wood sign, Dina. I learn something from you!
    Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I really love this!!! You just inspired me to give it a try!! patty