Wood Burning with a Pen

 I have always wanted to try wood burning but was intimidated by it. I was watching a YouTube video of a DIYer I like, Designed to the Nines. She introduced me to the wood burning pen. I was excited to try it so I ordered me one. She also showed me tips on how to use my cricut machine for which I appreciate it. 

Check out her YouTube channel if you want great DIY tips. She also gives great tips on making an expensive item for just pennies. Designed to the Nines

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Using my cricut joy machine, I made the sun symbol for our Groovy New Life logo, and a Mopar one for the hubby. I stuck each vinyl cutout onto a small sample wood piece I got at Hobby Lobby. 

I colored in the letters and symbols with the wood burning pen.

I removed all vinyl and you can see the images left behind.

Using my heat gun at the low setting, I waved it over each piece until the image looked burnt on. I really like the effect it makes. When I do this for Etsy items, I will make sure I sand the wood first so the letters and images won't bleed.


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