Thanks to Scorch Marker for partnering with me for this post and video! All opinions are my own.
Friends, you know that I am obsessed with my newest crafting tool, the Scorch Marker! It’s the perfect way to combine my favorite thing, hand lettering, with wood burning in a way that’s easy and totally do-able for anyone. No more difficult-to-use tools, the Scorch Marker ink reacts with heat to actually burn whatever you draw or letter into the wood. It’s the perfect way to take your hand lettering off the page. Ready to give it a try? Check out the tutorial below and/or follow along with this video and craft with me as we make some simple Wooden Monogram Coasters!
wood rounds (mine are 3 1/2 – 4″ in diameter)
Heat tool (must have at least 1000 watts of power) or oven
Step 1: Use Faux Calligraphy to write your monogram on a wood round using the Scorch Marker.
To do this, simply write your letter, then make the downstrokes (any place where your pen was moving downward when you were writing) thicker. For a quick and very easy Faux Calligraphy tutorial, check out the video above!
The marker will give the wood a wet appearance, but it won’t look burned yet.
Step 2: Apply heat.
Use a heat tool and watch the magic happen. As the chemicals in the ink react to the heat, your monogram will become burned into the wood. It’s deep enough to be permanent, but if you made a mistake, you can simply sand the error away.
Step 3: Apply a finish.
If you like, you can add any type of wood finish or sealer to your project. Because the wood is actually burned, the sealer won’t affect or smear your design at all.
That’s all there is to it! I’d love to see how yours turn out; make sure to share your photos of this, or any of your latest projects in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. See you there!