So I decided to create a little wooden plaque. Keep in mind this is only the second time I've done woodburning. But I have to admit, I'm quite content with how it turned out!
All you need to create something like this is: A wood burner (with various interchangeable tips - mine came as a kit (by Walnut Hollow) and I used a 50% off coupon at Michaels to save some $$$), a pencil, eraser, wood, and varnish.
|My woodburner kit by Walnut Hollow|
I wanted to create something fun, but personalized, so here is what I ended up sketching on the wood:
Now, here are a couple of things I like to remember when I'm woodburning:
- Take a break every so often (your hands get quite sore!).
- Always pay close attention to how you are holding the burner. It doesn't take much for the burner to slip and burn your hand! (not speaking from experience whatsoever.....).
- Always make sure when it isn't in use that it is turned off, unplugged, and sitting properly in the holder (away from anything else - the last thing you want is for your house to burn down!).
- Always have a scrap piece of wood handy so that you can brush any ash off, or test any burns/cuts you may want to make.
And here is how the plaque looked as it progressed over time:
*Drum roll please*
|The back of the plaque inscribed|
|The final product!!!!!!|
I hope Katie and Eric enjoy it!