Wood Burned Florishes

Wood Burned Florishes

Designed by Chris Wallace, wood burned by Janet Wilhelm for Walnut Hollow

When I have been wood burning during a demonstration somewhere, many women will tell me that the smell of burning wood reminds them when their brother was a Boy Scout and did a wood burning project. Women and girls wood burn too! Here’s a more contemporary design you might like to try.


Walnut Hollow® Products:

  • #5570 Creative Woodburner® Value Pen
  • #1826 Basswood Rectangle Plaque
  • #1095 Graphite Transfer Paper
Other Supplies:
  • Eraser
  • Foam or bristle brush
  • Flourish pattern
  • Ceramic dish or mug
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Paper towel
  • Pencil or stylus
  • Pliers
  • Satin varnish
  • Tape
  • Wood Sealer

1.) After reading all manufacturers instructions on the Value Pen packaging, use pliers to firmly secure the Universal Point on the hot tool. Tape the tool stand to the work surface.  Place tool on the stand. Plug into electric outlet, press the switch to “ON” and heat for 4-5 minutes.

Photo 1

2.) Meanwhile, to prepare the Basswood Rectangle Plaque, use fine sandpaper to lightly sand entire plaque. Remove dust with a paper towel.

3.) Tape flourish pattern onto wood surface taping pattern on a couple of corners to secure. Slip graphite paper between pattern and wood. Use a pencil or stylus to transfer pattern onto wood.

4.) Use Universal Point to wood burn all major branch lines and to fill in thicker branch areas. Use pliers to remove Point and drop into ceramic dish.

Photo 2

5.) Use pliers to attach Cone Point  to tool  and burn thinner branch lines, scroll lines and outline leaves with center vein. Use pliers to remove Point and drop into ceramic dish.

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6.) Use pliers to attach Flow Point to burn all dots in design. For larger dots, place Point onto wood, for smaller dots, barely touch wood surface with Flow Point. Use pliers to remove Point and drop into ceramic dish.

Photo 5

7.) Use pliers to attach Shading Point to lightly add shading on all leaves and to shade all edges of Plaque.

Photo 6

8.) Press tool switch to “OFF”.

9.) Use eraser to remove any transfer lines not covered.

10.) Use brush to apply one coat of wood sealer to entire surface. Let dry. Sand lightly.

11.) Brush on 2-3 coats of satin varnish for a protective finish. Dry between coats.


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8 thoughts on “Wood Burned Florishes

  1. I have been combining woodburning with color for YEARS. I use acrylic paint but just recently started experimenting with colored pencils. I will certainly give the Tombow pencils a try now.

  2. I have never tried wood burning before but always wanted to. I love the way you used the colored pencils with it. This is something I have to do!

  3. I really like this one and I love using the color pencils on my woodburnings to add a wow effect to it!

  4. Simple pattern, great for someone just starting. This is my very first blog hop, think I’m be hopping more and more, I’ve learned so much about your products that I never knew, thanks

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