Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trying something new

As if I don't have enough craft obsessions already, I had to add a new one that I wanted to try. I don't know what I saw or where but something sparked an interest in learning wood burning. I've been debating on whether or not to spend the money for the tool to do it. I finally broke down and bought one.
I found some scrap wood in the basement and gave it a try.


It's a little messy because I tried all the tips that came with the tool to see what they would do. I colored those leaves and holly berries in with a colored pencil.

This was the second try and although the writing is a little on the rough side I thought it was kind of cute so I added a hanger to it.

I need to find some more scrap wood to practice on.

21 comments:

Ginny said...

I am impressed, you have a talent for this! I like the first one much better, your first try. To me, it is more bold and colorful. May the scraps be with you...

Duni said...

I've seen a demonstration of this technique but never tried it myself! That Holly Jolly sign is very cute :)

marie said...

There are so many neat wood burning projects on Pinterest...don't blame you for wanting to give it a try. Love these cute signs!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your projects look awesome Ann. Love it..very tempting no wonder you bought the tools!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fantastic work!! They may look primitive to you...but they look perfect to me.

And, I look forward to seeing more.

Antonella said...

You are amazing! This is great, I would never know you just "picked it up"
Hugs,
Antonella

Out on the prairie said...

Looks to me that you really needed this tool, these are nice.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Anything that takes time away from frying (and eating) bacon is a waste of time! Sorry.

Catherine said...

I used to have a wood burning tool as a kid. Now I have one as a grown up. Still lots of fun! :)
xo Catherine

Helen said...

you are getting on a good start for your new interest. they look nice. I wish I can send you scrap woods. We have SO MUCH. they are all over.

Sandra said...

ditto what Ginny said, i am impressed. i can't write on a piece of paper or write with the drawing tool in PicMonkey and Photo shop, so imagine what my writing would look like.

Grace said...

Wood burning sets were quite the fad some 60 years ago - my brother had one, he had some skill in the drawing department and I think he did a very finely drawn sailing ship with masts ans stuff.

I think this will be craft you will be good at...I have a little sign like those that says "So this isn't home sweet home, Adjust"

Connie said...

Hi Ann, it is always fun to try new things . . . this looks fun! I have one of those put away somewhere. I hope that I didn't garage sale it, because you have inspired me to find it. Last spring when we moved I got to a point where I was tossing out everything. Moving is so hard, LOL
Have a great day and thanks for sharing your signs . . .I have always love the cabin feel that wood burning has.
Connie xx

Sandee said...

That's pretty cool. You sure do love to try new things. Good for you.

Have a fabulous day. My very best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

That's something I could never do because writing with just a pen is super messy let alone one of those! Bet you're going to have fun with it though!

Sharkbytes said...

Nice. I have one somewhere. I wonder where!

Christine said...

Just another string to add to your crafting bow! They look really great! They would sell well at craft shows.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

They are lovely Ann, really like the addition of the coloured pencil! You can never learn too many crafts in my opinion, I've never tried wood burning but see I may have to give it a try too :O)

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh I had fun making my signs, Ann. I'd see one in a magazine and the next morning, while the Pres sleeping, I was engraving and dremeling away! Yours came out great...love the colored pencil hint!!...:)JP

SweetMarie said...

this is really cool! I really like the Noel. :)

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

I think they look great so continue what you are doing :)

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