Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 3

Today is the third day we are sharing projects and ideas using Tombow® products. We are also having a week-long contest with the grand prize of products from Tombow and Walnut Hollow.


To put your name in the basket, you will need to do two things:

  1. Leave a comment here on our Blog. The more days you comment the more chances you have to win!
  2. “Like” us on Facebook.

Each day we will randomly chose a finalist and chose a winner from those finalists on the last day. The winner will be announced here at 1:00 pm (CST) Monday, May 6th.

We’re sending a special thank you to Tombow for asking us to play and create with them!

See the Tombow Design Team/ Bloggers:

Debbie FisherMelissa CashJennie GarciaMarie Browning

Wood Burned Owl with Irojiten Color Pencils

Our customers are going to be so happy when they learn about the beautiful pencils made by Tombow®. They are Irojiten Color Pencils. They work very similarly to the oil color pencils Walnut Hollow® used to make available to our customers. As I said before, when our supplier wouldn’t supply us anymore, our customers reacted in lots of different ways – some shrugged it off, some were sad, some were very, very sad, some were mad, some were cranky…….well, you get the picture. Let’s just say, it wasn’t a good thing. But, we’re passing the word onto our customers about the Irojiten Pencils – the Color Pencils are fantastic and I am happy we can let our customers know where to find them.

For this project I used the Creative Versa-Tool® to wood burn the owl and used the Irojiten Colored Pencils to add color to the wood burning. Enlarge the pattern below and trace it onto the Basswood Country Round. Make sure you read all the instructions on the Creative Versa-Tool package and inside the storage case before you begin wood burning.


 owl pattern

(Click to enlarge)

Please refer to Monday’s Blog where I described some pencil techniques. I also talked about where to take a terrific online class presented by Tombow and Marie Browning at My Creative Classroom.com.

To add color to the completed wood burning, I began by adding a pencil color all over the owl. This initial color application will help blend all the other colors I will use as I added them individually.  If you use one color under all the other colors, everything will tend to blend a little better for the overall look of the owl.


I started looking at color photos of owls that I found online, but because I had already wood burned the owl, I knew that I couldn’t make the owl look realistic, so I made it just “my owl” using the pencil colors I wanted to use. Continue blending and adding colors to the eyes, tail, chest, etc. until you achieve the look you like.

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Be careful if you use a brush-on varnish when your project is complete – sometimes the pencil color will smear while you are brushing on the varnish.  My favorite finish is a satin spray varnish. I spray 2-3 coats, drying between each coat to protect the wood burning and the color.

21 thoughts on “Walnut Hollow/Tombow Blog Hop Day 3

  1. Wow… This is so neat…. I love it!!! I really want to try this even more now…. So inspired. Amy Jones

  2. I’ve had the materials to do this type of craft…for years….I’ve never been sure where to start. Looking at your blogs make me want to start right now! Thanks for bringing these to my attention.

  3. I’ve been using these products for years, still have my original wood burning tool..love the ideas on the blogs

  4. Pingback: 13 Ways to Use Basswood Country Rounds | walnuthollowcrafts

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