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!