Wood burning has been around for years, and some people are incredibly talented at this craft. I just picked it up a few months back and can already see how people get hooked on wood burning. It’s a lot like painting or drawing, but with a more dramatic effect. I made two simple wood ornaments using my Silhouette and an inexpensive wood burning tool. After this project I am ready to make ornaments for everyone on my list this year.
Here is what I used for these wood burned ornaments:
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- 2 flat wood ornaments
- Wood burning tool
I started by designing my ornaments in the Silhouette design studio. I then cut these designs on card stock. I used simple designs that wouldn’t be too intricate to burn, the word NOEL and a chevron pattern.
Then I traced the designs onto the ornaments.
This wood burning tool comes with four tips that allow you to create different effects. A few months back I experimented with all the tips on a scrap piece of wood to see what each could do. For this project I used the cone and shading tip, one to trace the design and one to fill it in.
I toyed with the idea of staining or painting these ornaments but opted to leave them natural. I love how the burned design looks on plain wood.
I hung these on my tree, but I think I will make a few personalized wood burned ornaments for gifts this year.
Have you ever tried your hand at wood burning? I’d love to hear about your project.
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