Saturday, 11 April 2009

Playing with a new toy to do some pyrography

I recently bought a soldering iron craft kit - and today I decided to have a play.

Straight in there - no practicing - silly me.

This is a teeny weeny little box.

I drew around a stencil in pencil then just burnt into it free hand.

I did both sides the same pattern

And this is the front.

Trying to burn grained wood is really rather difficult. Well it was for me. Although it looks smooth, it never is when you use a hot tool, so it sometimes has a mind of it's own.


June said...

Wow thats a new idea... havent ever seen this technique before and you have stunned me with the result its fab !! Great work my friend
Hugs June xxx

Nes said...

Hey Lottie, thats fab...Im impressed I would've burnt it up even attempting it

sam21ski said...

Brilliant first attempt Lottie

I used balsa wood which is relatively soft so I didn't hit any grains xxxx

LazyKay said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Lottie, you've got your design so even and neat.

I think you're supposed to sand the wood down to remove some of the rougher grain which carries your pen away from where you want it to go.

See here for some info (I thought this was really interesting).