Wood-burning a modern floral design on a cutting board
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.