Today on Watercolor Wednesday I have a very special treat…I will be using the Prima Marketing Confections watercolors to add color to a woodburned image.
Okay, so first, I have to share…I learned this is called pyrography!
- the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.
see, we learn stuff here too!
I am so excited to share this with you because this was the first time I ever did this…well – I take that back. I never did an image but I have burned words into a piece of wood before…that was not an “artsy” thing though so I really forgot about it until just now. Anyway, allow me to go back a few thoughts…
My father in law gifted my boys his OLD wood burning tool many, many years ago. They used it to create some fun little signs to hang on their bedroom walls and I never really gave it much thought after that. I could never get rid of it, it was a gift…and an antique in my mind, (we should chat about being a hoarder one of these days) so I have had it in a box in my studio for a LONG time.
Then, a few days ago, a dear friend of mine says something about wood burning…I got all excited and decided to try it too.
I took this sketch that I had created from a picture I took in Arizona…and decided to use it as my first piece.
In the video I explain what I did step by step and how I get through a few obstacles. I think you may also like to learn that I have done a few more since this one and even bought myself a NEW tool with tips! I will be doing this AGAIN!
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- 2″ x 6″ pine wood cut to 9″ tall and well sanded
- wood burning tool with wedge tip (the link is to one I WISH I had!)
- 6″ square ceramic tile to protect my work surface
- Prima Marketing Confections pastel dreams watercolors – numbers 40, 39, 45
- Prima Marketing Confection decadent pies watercolors – number 28
- Liquitex Clear Gloss Varnish
Enjoy the video!
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