How To Wood Burn Stamped Images

When you have acres of woods on your property, it only makes sense to want to use some of it for your craft projects. I'm always on the lookout for fallen branches and logs that can be turned into something even more beautiful. Obviously, that's why my Etsy shop is called Stuff From Trees.

This particular piece of tree was the perfect size for stamping, which I had done in the past. But this time I wanted to kick it up a notch and do some wood burning on those tree cookies, too. And that's how these ornaments came to be.

After cutting the discs, sanding them smooth and drilling a hole in the top, I matched them up with stamps that would fill most of the space.

Then I used a pigment ink on the stamp. It was just dark enough to be seen but not too big to cover with a wood burning pen. Since I've only done a few wood burning projects, I started as simply as I could with this method, sticking to thin line drawings.

Once I went over them with the wood burning pen, they were exactly the way I pictured in my head.

I added a little bit of color with colored pencils and strung them with baker's twine. This little bear stole my heart.

All but one of these ornaments are now available in my Etsy shop. Come visit today and see which ones you'd like to have for your very own.


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