August - Never Done It Challenge
Wood Burning by Craft-a-holic Queen - Michele
1 6x6 piece of wood, unpainted
Wood burning tool
Small tool to etch over design
1 sheet of two sided Halloween themed paper, cut to 5x5
Bat or other Halloween type embellishments
Draw design onto the wood and the backside of the paper that will be on the wood. Cut design out of the paper. Put glue on the back side of the paper and adhere to the wood. Wait 10-15 minutes to dry.
Heat up the wood burning tool. When it’s ready, follow along the etched design, being careful not to push down too hard as it will burn more wood than you may want. For an added touch, if you want to burn some of the paper around the design, you can. Also an option…you can go around the edges and sides of the wood and burn that as well or leave plain. It’s your choice!
Out of the scraps of paper, make a bowtie. It doesn’t make any difference what size it is. My bowtie is made of one piece of paper, folded in half, then just cut out an uneven bowtie. The knot is a small scrap of paper, distressed and a bat brad attached to it. Glue the knot to the bowtie. You can add to the Halloween look by wrinkling up the bowtie or using your wood burning tool and burning tiny holes into the bowtie. PLEASE be careful though!!!! Paper can smolder if the tool is left on the paper too long.
Using your letter stickers, place the word “BOO” on the front bottom part of the wood. Add additional embellishments if desired.