Boxes, Boxes, Who’s got the Boxes?

I drew the design mostly in pencil, then used a soldering iron to burn the image. I will stain when I do the sides in another project.

I drew the design mostly in pencil, then used a soldering iron to burn the image. I will stain when I do the sides in another project.

To get an idea what it will look like stained, I uploaded into GIMP and colored.

To get an idea what it will look like stained, I uploaded into GIMP and colored.

Wood-burning and leather-burning are something I have always liked and wanted to do more of. Lacking an actual wood burning tool, I used a cheap soldering iron I had to burn the design into the box ( see right), top only. I wanted to see what it will look like stained, so I uploaded into GIMP. I like it. I will stain it as part of another day’s project, when I do the sides I think. The soldering iron’s single tip took a bit of getting used to and practice to get the strength, depth, thickness, and tone I wanted in each line.

I really like the combination of working by hand and computer for some things. I think I may do a version of the recent pieces in my art programs as well.

On a side note, I used my metallic paint to continue the painting I started the other day. It really is becoming a long term project.

Metallic paint going on, hat is now purple, cards are white. Most other things are temporarily covered awaiting the paint and redesign of them.

Metallic paint going on, hat is now purple, cards are white. Most other things are temporarily covered awaiting the paint and redesign of them.

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4 thoughts on “Boxes, Boxes, Who’s got the Boxes?

  1. The mix of metallics looks good.

    However, the grain of the canvas is too prominent for my taste; having obvious lateral lines on the cogs reduces the impression that they rotate.

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