Thursday, May 9, 2013

ABC Friday: Woodburning Stamped Images

Hi everyone! Wendy here and I'm back to give you a quick demo on how I created the wood burned bangle from Release Week using your favorite stamps! The new Dream In Color with its whimsical style and thick lines is perfect for woodburning/pyrography! 

Supplies Used: your favorite There She Goes stamp, Pyrography Tool, wood frame or bangle, watercolor pencils, a light brown dye base ink (Distress Ink-Linen), antique glaze or brown acrylic paint, buttons, twine

Using a light brown ink, stamp your image. I prefer to use a light brown ink, in case I choose to omit a few details when wood burning, the light brown ink will blend into the wood and not be noticed. If you really needed to your could sand any remaining ink away. 

The type of wood is important when wood burning. You want a wood with very little grain and imperfections. Basswood found in craft stores is great to begin with. Be sure to use untreated wood and make sure there is proper ventilation.

There are a number of pyrography tools on the market. I just use a basic set from Walnut Hollow that I picked up at a craft store years ago. 

After letting the tool heat up, I slowly outlined the stamped flowers with the flow tip.  You will really want to practice with the different wood burning tips on scrap wood to see how each burns. Take your time and use even pressure. Let the tool do all the work! 

After wood burning the entire design, all that was left to do was color the images in with watercolor pencils and wipe on some antiquing glaze. A few buttons and twine finish off the frame. 

Just a reminder, there is still plenty of time to play along with this week's TSG206 Challenge/Paper Piecing! Have a great Friday and I'll see you tomorrow for Stampbook Saturday! :)


  1. I love this!!! It is gorgeous!

  2. OMG, this is amazing Wendy!!!!!

  3. This is really awesome Wendy..what a fantastic idea!

  4. Wow, Wow and WOW again - I NEED to try this - always wanted to try pyrography but never thought of burning stamped lines! Genius!!!!

  5. WOW this is amazing!! Beautiful!

  6. GASP! This is so cool! Must try! Great job, Wendy!

  7. Thank you so much for the inspiration! This is what I came up with :)


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