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I just experimented with a unique product I recently learned about (even though it came out last year). It’s called a Scorch Marker and when applied to wood and heated, it gives off the appearance of being burned into the wood. How cool is that? It’s pretty simple to use…
Simply write or design what you want on a piece of wood. The marker’s “ink” goes on almost invisible (on some types of wood there’s a very light pink hue), so it can be tricky to know exactly where you’ve written something or what it will look like before it turns out.
Then, you need to apply heat. I used my heating gun and waved it a couple of inches above the surface for a good minute or minute and a half. You will begin to see the image appear. The longer it’s heated, the darker the image will appear. If you have a lot of pieces you want to heat, I suggest using your oven. Put the pieces on some aluminum foil and heat them at 350 degrees for roughly 8-10 minutes.
I think these make cute ornaments, present tags, and even wood coasters. You could also use the marker to personalize the wood on the musical Christmas trees from my last post.
For the “God with us” ornament, I actually used a rubber stamp. Instead of inking it with a stamp pad, I “colored” the stamp with my Scorch Marker and then stamped the wood with it.
Amazon has tons of these little wood pieces, sold in bulk. Here’s where I picked up my hearts and hexagons.
“Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord.” Romans 12:11 NIRV