While looking for quick projects for an upcoming class, I found a video using a faux woodburning technique. Of course, I had to try it!
I ordered the Scorch Marker from Amazon and waited impatiently for it to arrive.
Once the marker arrived, I was ready to start my project. First I created a star shape using FlexiShapes in my Silhouette Studio. I created an offset around the star. I selected both stars and created a compound path. I duplicated the path two times and used the corner handles to scale each design and make them smaller, while keeping the design proportional. Finally I added a rectangle around the design as a weeding box. I also wanted the rectangle of vinyl to protect the wood when I was using the marker.
I cut the shape using a piece of scrap adhesive vinyl. After weeding, I transferred the entire design to transfer tape and put it on my wooden ornament.
Using a squeegee, I sure the vinyl had adhered well and that there were no gaps between the vinyl and the ornament. When I was satisfied there were no gaps, I removed the transfer tape.
When I opened the marker, I had to shake it several times and press down on the tip to “load” the marker with the magic liquid.
I painted the lines of the star, making sure to keep the marker primed. I could see the wood change colors, so knew I was getting good coverage.
Now for the magic! I removed the vinyl stencil and tried heating the wood using my hairdryer. It was way too slow and I did not see any change in the wood after several minutes of heating the ornament. So, I got out my crafting heat gun and tried again. This time, I had success. The longer you heat it, the darker the impression on the wood becomes.
I had placed the ornament on a piece of backing from some adhesive vinyl I used for another project and I noticed that there was a little scorching of the paper due to the heat from the heat gun, so be careful where you place your wood while heating it.
There you have it! A quick, easy project!! Let me know if you try this!
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Until next time,