Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
We have some dear friends coming into town this week. I made the clipboard and a, b, c puzzle for the kids. I found them at Michaels and had a blast reworking them with the wood burner and acrylics. The puzzle came plain with only the letters outlined in black. I painted the letters first, then attacked them, outlining them with the burner. The glitter came next. You gotta do glitter for little girls. ") I am so excited to give these Saturday!! I need to start saving for a better wood burner. The $9.99 one from the craft store is great to start but very irregular in the temperature department and I would love some more fine point nibs. Oh Santa . . . . ")
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I have had a TON of fun discovering this new craft. Wood burning rocks!!! I found a beautiful piece of light cherry paper backed veneer and tossed caution to the wind.
The veneer cuts with regular scissors. I rounded the corners with a simple corner rounder - The veneer cuts like heavy card stock. The back is paper and super nice to write on. Since the veneer is so thin you have to be REALLY careful when you are wood burning, that you don't go too deep. (I am totally figuring this out as I go.) Big tiles are life savers when it comes to resting your wood burner and while doing the actual burning because the surface you are burning on gets really hot since the veneer is so thin.
Knock on wood, novice woodburning me hasn't burned myself yet or burned the house down. Excited, yes. Did I mention that I was loving this?
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Paging all crafters out there, you have got to try this!