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I recently ordered some Birch Panels from Dick Blick (like a candy store for art addicts!) and I decided to use two of them as journal covers. I thought about painting them, but then I thought, why would it matter that they're wood if I paint over all the woodgrain?! So, I decided to break out my woodburning tool...
Ouch! The effect is super duper cool, but man did that hurt my hand. Perhaps it's because I have a cheap tool, but it's a lot of pressure and moving very slowly to get the wood to burn. I'm glad I did it, but to be frank, it's going to be a long time before I do it again. I almost wimped out on the back cover, but I decided to push through and make it happen! And I'm so glad that I did because I love love love my new journal, especially the end papers in the front:
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