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Wood-burning a modern floral design on a cutting board

by: Jo

Wood-burning a modern floral design on a cutting board
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A friend of mine recently hosted a canvas painting party and I wasn’t able to attend. I loved the design they did so she gave it to me so I could do my own. With that in mind, I headed to Michaels to pick up a canvas but quickly became inspired by all the new surfaces they had! Who says you have to do the design on a canvas?

I loved this cutting board I found, and knew this design would make a fantastic woodburning project. I scaled down the design image to fit the board, and printed it out.

Using transfer paper, I copied the design onto the board.

That part was super simple! Just make sure you check to see that you have transferred all the lines before removing your pattern!

I used my Walnut Hollow woodburner to outline the design. This was fairly simple except in some spots, where I was battling the grain of the wood and it didn’t end up quite as smooth as I would have liked. I love to woodburn. It is very serene.

Here it is, over halfway done!

After I burned all of the lines, I added color with colored stains, rather than an opaque paint, so that the wood grain would still show through. I kept my brushstrokes light and easy, and it only took me about 15 minutes to do.

I love the finished look. I almost painted the background (the original painting had a black background) but wanted instead to preserve the natural wood look. I am just going to use this as a decorative piece, so I won’t be cutting up veggies on it or anything.

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    Lorrie Cummings 03/05/2017 at 6:57 pm

    That’s beautiful. I was just now looking for some paint for the American Flag I have burned in Barnwood I just I found my favorite color’s.

    Thanks

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