DarbySmart December Box, Wood burned scrabble tile, Experimenting with wood burning

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As I get more into the art of crafting, the more I want to learn.  I started subscribing to DarbySmart’s subscription box, and this month they sent me something I’ve been thinking about for a while:  a woodburner.  YAYY!

A wood burner is a metal tool that you heat up similar to a glue gun and then you can write with it as seen above in either wood or on a leather of some sort.

Now, I had no idea how to do any of this, and I was little overwhelmed when I looked at design sheet they sent me and I wondered if it was even something that I would be able to pull off with a successful traced image.

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The method is pretty easy.  I guess you just turn the image over and then you just scribble big blocks of pencil behind the image you want to trace:

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You then retrace the image with a ball point pen, pushing hard, to create the designs on your item.

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Then you simply use the wood burning tool to create something magnificent!

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I wondered if this same process could be used with other things, so I decided to make something I have been thinking about for a while, a giant wood burned scrabble tile.  😀

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First I printed the image from off of my computer…

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Added the tracing to the back…

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Used a ball point pen to trace the item onto the wood

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Tada!  (This is the part where I was surprised it worked.  LOL)

Then, some wood burning later (this tile took me about 20-30 min):

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Then I got my cute lumberjack to cut out the letter and suddenly we have  a new, amazing monogram for the house to display!  I definitely am loving this project from DarbySmart and I am excited about the next box, definitely worth the $19 per month.  Love it!

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