From this piece of balsa wood
To this piece of balsa wood
This weeks lotstodo challenge theme is 'It's all in a name'. A while ago Hilda sent me a piece of balsa wood. Having never used this before and having it a while, I decided I needed to give it a try. Firstly I traced the letters onto the block of wood and slowly started chipping away at them. This took a good couple of hours, not having the correct tools and stuff but my craft knife and stanley knife came in handy. I lightly sanded it down and used a cut down emery board to get into the small gaps. I then decided that the letters needed more definition, so I created a groove in the wood to enhance them.
Then I got my new wood burning tool and decided to outline each letter with it. I now think it looks fab, even if I do say so myself!!