Hey all! Welcome to another episode of Wood Burning Wednesdays. This is a series where I will be blogging and creating videos each Wednesday about wood burning art.
Today, I’m going to share my process of redoing an old wood burned sign I created a while back. Toward the end of the post, I also share exactly what supplies and tools I used as well.
You can watch my cliff note version of the process in the video embedded below, or keep reading for the more detailed version.
@greenartistdesigns In todays Wood Burning Wednesday video I am revamping this wood sign I created a few years ago and making it a bit more magical ✨🔥 #fyp #woodburningart #pyrography #sunflowers #woodburnedart #woodburningblog #woodburnedsign #glitterpaint ♬ Sunshine – WIRA
With any skill, we all learn and grow along the way. I created this sunflower wood burning quite a few years ago and wanted to revamp it a bit.
There was nothing wrong with this sign, but I wanted to spruce it up a little bit. So I started by going in with my wood burner and added some more shading, texture, and bolder lines to make the sunflowers pop more. What’s nice with wood burning is you can always go back and add more details later on, as long as you don’t seal it!
After I was done with the wood burning part of this process, I started to wonder what I wanted to do with the background. I was thinking of possibly painting the background a solid color to make the sunflowers stand out more but I really didn’t want to cover the beautiful knots and grains of the wood.
After quite a bit of thinking, I decided to paint the space with acrylic glitter paint. This would dazzle up the background and not fully cover the wood details. Plus, I’m just obsessed with sparkles and you can’t ever go wrong with some glitter.
I tested the glitter paint on another piece of wood to see if it would work before I started. Always test a new paint, varnish, or technique on a scrap piece of wood so you don’t destroy your art!
At this point, I knew I had made the right decision because I was just obsessing at how stunning the glitter paint looked on the wood.
After I painted the wood and let it dry overnight, I went in with Polycrylic and did two coats to seal the wood sign. I always like to seal my signs so they are protected.
Check out my post on how to seal wood burning art for more details on how to seal wood burned art.
The finished piece!
This original wood burning has hour’s worth of fine detail pyrography work along with dazzling glitter details. Obsessed!
And that’s it! It was a fun process and I’m really happy with the final outcome. The glitter paint in some lights is so subtle you barely see it, and in other lights, it looks like a magical holographic glitter party.
Tools & supplies I used to create this magical wood burning:
Rustic Basswood Slice
Acrylic Glitter Paint
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post about my process behind revamping an old wood burning! Never be afraid to go back in and spruce up old art. It’s fun and rewarding.
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