May 4, 2011

DIY : faux wood burn

Last month, our sweet friends Emily and Joy of Once Wed trekked their way to Nashville to collaborate on a couple shoots with Tec.  

One of my assignments was to create a wood burned monogram on a plywood aisle runner, fashioned after invitations they were having especially made for the shoot.  No problem, right?  I mean, as Joy kept saying, "Boy scouts do it all the time."  And in true artist fashion, we all underestimated the work that would go into creating a 3'x3' wood burnt monogram with a quarter inch hot metal tip.  It took me all of two minutes to switch gears and tools to a brown, water based marker for the lettering and shoe polish to give it a seared look.  

Don't need a faux wood burned aisle runner any time soon?  Strange, I thought we all needed one of those.  Well, then try the same technique for a customized table top or wall hanging.  Just make sure it's protected from water since the marker will run!

For more images from the shoot, check here and here.

Images by Tec Petaja / Wooden Invitation by Bullfrog Laserworks


Ashley said...

Wow! This turned out great. :) I think my table is just calling for a table runner.

herecomesthesun said...

If only I had have thought of that for my own wedding!

Julie said...

This was a fantastic looking wedding. Nice to know the behind the scenes "magic"!