I was so happy when Pantone chose Ultra Violet as the color of the year! I created a trio of birch candle pillars to add a pop of this trendy color to my home décor. I selected a couple of Mandala-style coloring pages to use as templates for wood burning and then had a lot of fun painting the designs in a purple palette.
Step 1: Cut one of the birch pillars into two pieces at about the 2/3 mark. Use carbon paper and a pencil to transfer the mandala designs onto the pillars.
Step Two: Use the Creative Versa-Tool to burn the design into the pillar.
Step Three: Paint the pillars. First, apply a solid layer of paint to the design. Then, dip the end of the paintbrush into the paint and add contrasting dots of color over the solid areas.
Leave several portions of the wood burned design unpainted to add variation to the pillars.
Dana Tatar is an artist currently living in Virginia who enjoys creating paper crafts, mixed media pieces, and DIY projects inspired by music, poetry, pop culture, and current events in an eclectic style.