Hi, my name is Ruthie and I blog over at Refashionably Late. I'm so excited to be working with Wagner again this month. I will be showcasing the amazing Wagner HT400 Heat Gun yet again! There are so many things you can do with a heat gun. Last month, I embossed some bookmarks and this month I gave wood burning a try!
I can’t believe that it is Fall already. It’s starting to cool down here in Minnesota so I thought a Fall project would be perfect! I was grabbing some items from Dollar Tree and came across these cute wood Halloween cut outs. I thought I’d add a design and burn that design into the piece of wood.
First, you want to trace a design or free hand a design onto your piece of wood with a pencil. I’m not an artist so I grabbed a stencil that I had used on a previous project.
After you finish stenciling the project you will want to mix up your ammonium chloride mixture.
Add 1 tablespoon of Ammonium Chloride to ½ of a cup of water. Stir it thoroughly until it is completely mixed. Trace your design with a small paint brush dabbed into the Ammonium Chloride mixture. Don’t saturate the brush as it bleeds easily.
I worked in sections and painted over 3 - 4 designs and then used my Wagner HT400 Heat Gun to burn those areas. I used the 2nd setting to burn the Ammonium Chloride. I found the first setting not to be strong enough.
I loved how it turned out. It took quite a while to finish this piece but I love the outcome. If you are new to wood burning I’d recommend doing a less detailed design. :)
I had so much fun making the pumpkin that I wanted to also make a sign for my office. Head on over to my blog for the full tutorial.
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