This is a very simple project and an extra fast one. But very rewarding. I really made cool stuff after managing to finish this instructable. You can do too.
I thought I could paint my tropical island master piece on a piece of wood with wood burning using a magnifying glass lens. This was very simple ,easy and interesting.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Step 2: Setup
Pick a painting of your choice. Any thing you like. I 've chosen a tropical island paint of my own that represents the famous Langkawi Island.
I recommend drawing your painting on paper first to get the best picture you like.
You don't need to be a great painter to do this.
Try bold and free lines.
Put your thoughts in this.
Don't be afraid to try.
You can also choose any picture you like . Even you can choose an image from internet , print it and move it on the piece of wood.
You can draw it on wood yourself or copy it using carbon paper.
Since I 've drawn the painting myself I've chosen to move it without carbon paper using only the pencil.
I you make any mistakes don't worry. You can fix them with wood burning on the piece of wood.
Don't use rubber on wood . It would make it look ugly and black.
Feel free to try and have fun.
Step 3: Start Solar Painting
Before starting your work , make sure to put on your dark Sun Glasses.
Staring at the Sun Spot for a long time may hurt your eyes. Even if you only stare to its image.
Using the magnifying glass lens , put the focal point of image of the Sun on the wood while tracking the pencil lines of the drawing you have drawn.
-To get the best results, try to make the focal point of the Sun becomes minimum as you can. This minimizes the chance of getting your drawing line become a chain of dots or spots.
-Try to make unified continuous line with the lens.
-Make sure not leave the Sun spot on the wood for long time.
-You will notice that in small fine details , the pencil drawings have made Solar wood burning easy, because it made the lines you want to burn become darker than other parts of the wood.
- Start by burning the drawing from foreground to background.
For example, I started with the island and coconut tree , then the mountain and then the Sun in the most background.
Step 4: Finalizing and Done
Keep on until you finish .
I finished this piece of wood in 15 minutes.
Try your own Solar wood burning.
Have Fun , and Good Luck.
Thank you for reading.
Update : 27 June 2016
Since the day I've done this project , I made many small pieces using this technology I love.
Small Singapore fridge magnet.
Small Island ornament.
Amsterdam Wind Mill.
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