Hey friends! I’m so excited to share with you one of my first woodburning projects. I created this DIY Wood Art using Woodburning Tool as part of the #WoodArtChallenge and collaboration with many other talented woodworking bloggers. This collage photo shows each project and corresponds by number to the name of the blog. Check them all out!
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Now on to the tutorial!
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- Scrap piece of wood cut in a square
- Woodburning Tool Kit
- Laser Printed design (inkjet will not work)
- Thin poplar wood pieces for frame (amount depends on size)
- Miter Saw
- White paint
- Wood Glue
- Polyurethane Finish Spray
How to Video:
Here’s a quick video to show you how I made this. Step-by-step instructions will be given below to those that prefer written details, but the video has it all!
This project is pretty simple. Be sure to work on a safe surface as this woodburning tool gets very hot and you don’t want anything catching fire!
- Print a design that you like with a LASER PRINTER, inkjet will not work.
- Tape the design face down onto your piece of wood.
- Use the Transfer tip on your Woodburning Toolkit, set the tool to hot setting, and rub the flat end of the tip in circular motion over the entire design. You can lift and check to see if it is transferring, just be sure not to move the entire paper.
- Remove the paper and tape.
- Turn tool to OFF setting and once it is cool, replace the transfer tip with the Universal Tip.
- Turn tool back to HOT.
- Once heated (a few minutes) begin to burn the design. Use the tip and drag as needed for each line. (The video above shows this in detail.)
- Once entire design is burned, turn off the tool and get ready to frame.
- Cut pieces for frame to size with miter saw.
- Paint frame pieces (or paint afterward like I did because I was unsure if I wanted it painted.)
- Glue pieces to art piece with wood glue and clamp together. Let glue dry.
- Spray entire piece with Polyurethane spray. Let dry completely.
- Finished! Hang on your wall and admire the beauty! (Then make more! 😉 )
Remember to PIN this image so you don’t lose the project!
Thanks for reading, now get out there are do some woodburning! It’s fun! BE SAFE!