Today I wanted to share with you a wintery holiday sign using stencils as a guide for a wood burning design.
Stencils are a great way to create layers and landscapes for those that don’t feel they have the ability to draw. Here are the supplies I used to create this piece:
- Rustic wood plaque from Walnut Hollow®
- Creative Versa-Tool® from Walnut Hollow®
- White acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Modeling paste and palette knife
- Stencils: Mountain View, Evergreens and Love and Peace
I used the stencils as a guide to draw on the design outlines for my winter landscape with a pencil.
Using the tapered point of my wood burning tool, I traced over all of the outlines.
When I was done, I had a landscape that resembled a simple paint by number.
I then changed tips on the wood burning tool to the universal point and added shading to create depth in the landscape.
The next step was to add modeling paste snow on the evergreen trees, the mountain peaks and the edges of the letters with a palette knife. It is a bit like icing a cake!
I then decided to add some light washes of watercolor to the trees and sky to make the mountain range stand out a bit more. I used a pale blue for the sky, a couple of greens for the trees and darkened the letters with a bit of brown. You can certainly paint the watercolor on before the modeling paste if you like.
The final step was to dry brush white acrylic paint over the modeling paste to give the snow effect more depth. If you plan to hang the sign outside, I would suggest spraying it with a outdoor sealer. I’m going to display mine in my home, so I left it natural. I love that I have a pretty holiday sign that can be displayed through Christmas and on into the rest of the winter months!
Thanks for joining me today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
3 thoughts on “Wood burning with stencils”
Consie, it’s beautiful. You beat me to it. I just bought a wood burning kit. Haven’t tried it yet.
So pretty, love the touch of color you added. I have been wood burning since I was a little girl and just love it.
Fun idea – amazing & beautiful results!! Love all the details and color! Enjoy~