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.
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:
You then retrace the image with a ball point pen, pushing hard, to create the designs on your item.
Then you simply use the wood burning tool to create something magnificent!
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. 😀
First I printed the image from off of my computer…
Added the tracing to the back…
Used a ball point pen to trace the item onto the wood
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):
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!