Thursday, 21 November 2013
Rustic tree decorations
Many years ago - it feels like another life - I needed a second job to make ends meet. I ended up working at home in the evenings for a local enterprise drawing pictures on small wooden items such as spoons, boxes, plaques, etc for the tourist trade. Eventually the job ended and I was not sorry as though initially enjoyable, once you've sketched the same design on 250 wooden spoons the enjoyment palls!
Anyway, I digress! I saw The Sitting Tree's lovely decorations and thought I'd try the craft again. I bought a new pyrography pen and some wood slices on ebay and these are the result. I cheated rather as I selected some suitable small stamps, stamped on the slices with a pale kraft ink and sketched over the design. I might have a go at an original design next - though I won't be going into mass production any time soon!