Hey friends! Today I am up on the Walnut Hollow blog sharing a new DIY! Hop on over to the Walnut Hollow Blog learn how to make these fun Wood Burned Hexagon Placemats and to learn more about their brand new Creative Woodburner Tool.
Hey everyone! Today I have a new blog post on Walnut Hollow’s blog! The tutorial? How to paint the easiest barn quilt stars ever. And I mean the easiest!
I’ve painted a different barn quilt before, and it involved so much planning (of the design) and taping, and multiple coats, and let me just say that this method was so much quicker!
Walnut Hollow makes premade Barn Star panels that all you have to do is paint!
*This post is sponsored by Walnut Hollow and Tombow USA and includes affiliate links. By purchasing through these links, I may receive compensation at no additional cost to you. With that in mind, I only ever promote products I love and use.*
Hey y’all, today’s blog post combines two of my favorite brands: Tombow and Walnut Hollow!
I’m no colored pencil expert, but I’ve been trying to learn them more, and lately I’ve been liking the look of colored pencils on wood, so for this project, I’m using Tombow’s Irojiten colored pencils on a Framed Sign by Walnut Hollow and I’ll be sharing with you 5 of my best tips for working with colored pencils on wood:
- Wood surface. I’m using a Framed Sign by Walnut Hollow.
- Colored Pencils. I’m using Vol 9, & Vol 1. of Irojiten Colored Pencils.
- MONO Sand Eraser
- Colorless Blending Pen.
Tips for using Colored Pencils on Wood:
Tip #1: Start sharp. I prefer to work with a sharp pencil, I find it gets into the woodgrain easier, so I sharpen mine vigorously and don’t let them get dull. The good news? Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils are specially made to allow them to obtain a super sharp point that lasts a long time, so you won’t have to sharpen very often during the project!
Tip #2: Sketch it out. I do a practice sketch onto paper, and then sketch it lightly onto the wood before going over it darker with a black Irojiten Colored Pencil (from Vol 2). If you don’t like freehanding, you can also use transfer paper to draw a design on.
Tip #3 Make a mistake? Use the MONO Sand Eraser. This eraser acts like sand paper on the wood, so you can quickly sand off the mistake!
Tip #4: For an easy abstract background, Go with the woodgrain. Just follow the lines in the wood and color them in different colors, like I did on this project. I love that every wood piece is different, so your backgrounds will never end up the same with this technique.
Tip #5: Blend the colors by using the Colorless Blending Pen over top of the colored pencil. This marker will burnish the lead and make the colors shine a little bit more. The Irojiten’s are artist quality pencils and have such a lovely creamy texture.
If you have any questions about this technique, leave them below!
(I am a paid designer for Walnut Hollow)
Hey everyone! Every month I post a new tutorial on Walnut Hollow’s website. Usually it’s a neat wood craft, but this month I am using their new Leather Branding Tool to actually burn designs into leather! This is very similar to their fantastic wood burning tools, only this is set to the perfect temperature for burning into leather.
Hop on over for the tutorial where I show you how to burn leather, and also how to bind a Traveler’s Notebook cover!
Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that I’m up on the Walnut Hollow blog sharing a fun new project today!
One of Walnut Hollow’s newest products is a photo ledge, and so I turned a couple of them into display shelves for my postcard collection!
Hey y’all, my latest post for Walnut Hollow is up on their blog and I just gnome you’re going to love it! 🙂
Okay, but seriously, if you think gnomes are cute then you will!
I designed a free printable that you can use to create a fun “Garden Maintained by Gnomes” sign for your home. I used a Walnut Hollow Basswood Plank for my surface, and included both wood burning and painting techniques!
The flower bulbs in my garden are all just starting to pop up, but when they’re up and blooming, I cannot wait to put this little sign out there.
Get the printable pattern and tutorial here.
Hey my friends! I just wanted to let you know that I have a brand new tutorial up on the Walnut Hollow blog today. I’ve always loved pointillism art, so I combined that with wood burning to make some really fun mandala inspired artwork on their Basswood Country Rounds.
(This blog post is sponsored by Walnut Hollow, I received compensation however all creative magic and opinions are my own.)