Santa brought you a Dremel VersaTip or VersaFlame for Christmas, chances are you can't wait to start using them. Here's a very crafty way to use your new Dremel tools to create woodburnt art for a feature wall. All you need are a couple of pieces of timber or board, your Dremel VersaTip or VersaFlame and a couple of picture hangers.
Woodburning is an easy way to create your own unique art and you can use a variety
of materials as the backing. For this project I used SupaWood (MDF)
offcuts that I had leftover from a previous project.
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Start by drawing your design on the board. If you're not artistic, the Internet is filled with thousands of designs that you can download and print out. Use the Dremel VersaFlame to lightly burn the larger areas to be coloured in. If you have never used a Dremel VersaFlame or blowtorch before, have some scrap board handy for a bit of practice. The trick is to hold the torch at an angle that is not too close, but not too far away from the surface of the board.
GOOD TO KNOW If you make a boo-boo and burn outside the lines, you can lightly sand away the burn so that it isn't visible.
After burning the larger areas, use the Dremel VersaTip to add detailing. Make sure that the tip is set on hot and only apply light pressure, or you will damage the tip. A gentle stroking action is enough to burn the wood.
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