Wood burned Mandala Globe
Wood burning projects are one of my favorite things to do. Have you tried it yet? It’s so relaxing, and a lot easier than you might think! You don’t have to have drawing skills, you can transfer the image easily enough and if you can trace a line, then you can wood burn! I’m sharing a fun hand lettering wood burning tutorial over on the Walnut Hollow blog today. This whole month of June will be all about Wood Burning over there. And here at the Craft Shack I want to share a pretty Mandala wood burned globe. This month is the perfect time to learn something and get started yourself if you haven’t already.
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Aren’t these wood globes fun?! They’re one of the brand new items recently released over at Walnut Hollow. I love globes, so of course, I had to get my hands on a couple! Besides the fun hand lettered globe, I wanted to do something a little different. I decided that the round globe space was the perfect canvas for a Mandala design.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Wood Burned Mandala Globe:
- Walnut Hollow Globe Shape
- Creative Versa-Tool Wood Burner
- Mini Flow point tip and Shading tip
- Sand Eraser
The first step is to draw a mandala on the globe (If you don’t want to draw your own, there are plenty out there on the internet. Print one out, and use transfer paper to copy it onto the wood).
Don’t let a Mandala intimidate you! It’s meant to be a relaxing thing. There are a couple secrets that make it easier. The first thing I do is decide how big I want to create it, and I draw a circle. You can use a compass, a string tied to a pencil, or trace a bowl or something round to get your circle. Whatever works for you!
After you have your circle, draw an X right through the middle of it, with the center of the X in the center of the circle. Now add more lines, like a pie, until you have as many as you want. I’d recommend at least 8 slices to your pie.
Now you can draw the mandala! A mandala is a bunch of mirrored image designs in a circle shape. Add more circles, lines, squares, triangles. Each section should look the same as the others. It won’t be perfect, but the pie lines you’ve drawn out will help you to line things up!
Don’t worry about drawing them on your wood shape, they can be erased off easily enough. Just be sure to use a pencil for the drawing. I like this Sand Eraser from Tombow for erasing unwanted pencil marks on my wood projects.
I made a small video to show you the wood burning process for this fun globe mandala.
From some angles, it almost looks like the globe has a crescent moon on it where the mandala isn’t. I think it turned out pretty darn cool! Be sure to pop on over to the Walnut Hollow blog this month to learn even more about wood burning! There will be demonstrations for drawing, stamping, and lettering! I have a fun wood burned drawing project coming up over there a little bit later this month so stay tuned! You can subscribe by email through the item bar on the right so you’ll never miss a Craft Shack Adventure.