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How to Create Faux Wood Burning with Tombow MONO Drawing Pen

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I love how the Hello Spring design doodled with the MONO Drawing Pen looks like it is wood burned, but it is not! Create Faux Wood Burning with a pen? Yes, yes, yes! Looking at traditional materials and creating with them in unconventional ways has to lead to some huge craft successes and some giant craft fails as well, but the creative journey is what it's all about for me.

Tombow's Irojiten Colored Pencils are packaged in three volumes, just like books. Each one includes ten pencils that are perfectly color-coordinated! For my project today, I selected the adult coloring Tranquil Set, just the right combination of pastels!

How to Create Faux Wood Burning with Tombow MONO Drawing Pen Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering

Create the look of Wood Burning with the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen

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Here’s what you need to create a doodled Hello Spring Wood Slice:

Here's how to create a Faux Burned Wood Slice:


On plain paper, trace the wood slice and sketch in your design. I selected some cute doodled flowers with a wreath and the words Hello Spring.

Sketch out doodled design on plain paper Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering


Cut out the design, flip over and cover the back with MONO Drawing Pencil 4B grade. This is a soft lead that allows for easy transferring.

Apply pencil to back of design Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering


Place the drawing right side up on top of the wood slice and trace over the design again with the MONO Drawing Pencil 4H grade. This a hard lead pencil, so it will transfer the soft lead underneath to the wood slice.

Transfer design on to wood slice Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering


Outline the design with MONO Drawing Pen 05. The pen skips ever so slightly over the rough surface of the wood, which makes the design look like it has been wood burned. I love that this ink does not bleed! Wait about 5 minutes, then erase with the MONO Zero Eraser, this will prevent smearing the ink. Don't ask me how I know this!

Ink in design with Tombow MONO Drawing Pen Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering


I flipped the wood slice over and created a color chart because I wanted to see how vibrant the colors would be.  Very SPRING, including colors like Rose, Straw, Mint, Hyacinth, and Crocus!

Create a color palette with Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering

Then I got to COLORING! The Irojiten Colored Pencils have a soft lead that produces rich, creamy texture and smooth even blending. They are high-quality wax-based, artist-grade pencils that provide vibrant color to a variety of surfaces, like wood!

Color in lettering and doodle with colored pencils Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering


Color in the background very lightly with Celeste Blue. Tie an 8″ length of blue gingham ribbon into a bow, then attach to the top of the wood slice with a Tombow Xtreme Tab.  These tabs are flexible and clear, so they are perfect for an uneven surface like bark.

To finish attach a bow Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering

Here is a close up of the finished project! I can’t wait to try out this technique on other wood surfaces.

How to Create Faux Wood Burning with Tombow MONO Drawing Pen Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #woodburning #springcrafts #woodslice #doodle #handlettering

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and you will use my tutorial How to Create Faux Wood Burning with Tombow HELLO Spring wooden slice project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Tombow creativity! Check out my colorful 5 Tips to be Successful at Paint Pouring with DecoArt step by step tutorial.

Creatively Beth Shares 5 Tips to be Successful at Paint Pouring #creativelybeth #paintpour #paintpouring #decoart #dirtypour

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