A First Attempt at Wood Burning!

A First Attempt at Wood Burning!

When we brought in the Basswood Country Rounds from Walnut Hollow along with a wood burner, I just new I wanted to give wood burning a try. I thought, well, I will start basic with just outlining using a stencil, as I didn’t want to do anything too complicated this being my first time attempting this. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and I think I will give it a try again!

Here is what I used:
Basswood Country Round – XL
FolkArt Stencil Value Pack – Phrases
Creative Woodburner – Detailer

Looking at the size of the Basswood sign, I looked through the value pack of phrases and found that the “Let’s go on an adventure” sign fit perfectly! So, I positioned it in place and then with a pencil, traced it onto the wood. I followed the instructions on the back of the woodburner and let it heat up for about three minutes. I then went to work carefully following my lines, it was a bit tricky at first figuring out the pressure, but overall, it wasn’t too bad. I had a few slips here and there, but hey, I was stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new, which I ended up loving! I just took my time and before I knew it, I had all the words burned and I was done (and with no burns to myself or anything else but the wood…LOL)

I am still deciding whether or not to stain it lightly or just to brush on a varnish to protect it….but other than that, I am ready to add a hanger on the back and hang it on a wall at home.

Oh, and yep, I am definitely going to start planning my next wood burning project, so stay tuned for that!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Remember to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, no matter how basic it is…you might just find something else you love to do.

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