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Transferring my designs to wood

In doing wood burning, one of the most important things to learn, especially if you’re not good at drawing freehand on wood (like me), is to be able to transfer your design to wood. I did a bit of research on different options for doing so, and decided to try one out. This process involves Read More

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Burn baby burn

     Learning the art of wood burning!  Having some downtime over the Holidays was a refreshing break from the everyday stresses of life. I decided to try something new. My sister had bought me a wood burning set that I had yet to try out, so now was the perfect opportunity! I started small, trying Read More

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A very COVID Christmas

So it’s been quite the year, with the current situation taking a toll on the world. But that said, I have to say how grateful I am … so lucky to have food, shelter and a job and all my friends and family are safe and virus free. Now that it’s Christmas, I am so Read More

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Designing and making my own stencils!

Since I’m not able to engrave my designs with the laser cutter that I normally use, I decided to learn how to make and apply stencils. I purchased some stencil paper and prepared my designs for cutting on my handy Silhouette cutting machine. Through trial an error, and watching some very helpful “how-to” videos, I Read More

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Back to basics

It’s been 6+ months without access to the laser cutter, which I normally use to cut my designs in wood. So, I thought why not go back to the basics? I bought a scroll saw and got to work. Having to manually cut wood sure was a rude awakening from being spoiled using a laser Read More

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Creative shift

Normally, I spend most of my free time on my business creating new pieces. I’ve spent many weekends at my favourite place to go to, the Imagine space at the library where I use the laser cutter to cut my designs in wood. This year, due to the circumstances, my usual routine came to an Read More