Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please Wood Slice
I found a fun Autumn saying the other day that says “Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please” and it was so perfect that I just had to do something with it. I love both of those things! I decided that a wood slice was the perfect medium to burn it onto, and I happened to find one that reminded me of the shape of a pumpkin!
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Here’s what you’ll need to burn your own Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please wood slice:
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round Wood Slice
- Versa-Tool Wood Burning tool
- Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please PDF Printable File
- Orange Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brush
- Graphite Tracing Paper
- Sticks and/or Fall foliage
- Hot Glue
Using the graphite transfer paper and the Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please printable (Free for your own personal use, please) Trace the design onto the surface of the wood slice.
A small piece of masking tape will hold your graphite tracing paper, and the printable in place while you trace it onto the wood slice.
Using the Versa-Tool Wood burning tool, set to the highest heat setting with a flow point tip. Use the wood burner to trace over your transferred printable image. Go back and fill in the lines. I chose not to burn the leaves onto the wood slice because I wanted to add leaves later.
Use slow and even pressure to trace the lines.
Water down the orange acrylic craft paint in a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 part paint. I just wanted a wash of color over the wood grain.
Add any embellishments you’d like. I used hot glue to attach some sticks, and autumn floral picks. I also used some copper acrylic craft paint to fill in the word “and” while I was decorating the wood slice.
Most of my Autumn decor is pumpkins and fall foliage so this cute little wood slice fits right in!
More than a year later, and dozens of hours of burning, my Versa-Tool is still going strong, and still a very favorite craft tool! If you haven’t tried wood burning yet, you should give it a shot! You’ll be surprised how easy it really is.