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Using Torch Paste on Wood

by Charles James

After using it, the colored-in areas will be burned into the wood and you’ll be left with a permanent design. Overall, it’s a super fun way to incorporate your Cricut in your crafting and get a cool wood burnt wood look. Would I use it instead of a traditional wood-burning tool for everything? I would most likely only use it if I had an actual stencil or detailed design that I wanted to make. Go in with the scorch marker and color in the open designs.

This will reduce the risk of the paste “bleeding” under the edge of the design and spoiling it. You are aiming to have crisp edges that will seal nicely against the wood to achieve a clean edge. I have had great success using Torch Paste on my cutting boards and customer cutting boards. Once you have completed the burn process wipe away any residual debris with a cloth. Don’t be afraid to apply pressure during this step as your design is permanently wood burned into your wood.

Use a weeding tool to help remove any little bits of vinyl stuck to the wood. Once it’s fully dry, carefully peel the vinyl off the wood. When your solution is the texture of a thick gel, use the paintbrush to pick some of the gel up.

Use a foam brush to lightly apply a thin layer of solution over the stencil, making sure to get full, even coverage of the entire design. Use a squeegee to make sure your paste is pushed through all the mesh openings. Remove the stencil and allow Torch Paste to absorb/dry for about two minutes. While the paste is drying you can wash your reusable stencil. Torch Paste doesn’t break them down any faster or differently than any other ink, paint, chalk or etch cream.

Maybe a different wood such as a hard wood would work better. I used basswood, which is a soft wood and the bleeding happened right along the grain. Make sure you apply the gel to all the parts of the wood showing through the stencil. Once everything is quinnipiac tuition covered with a light coat, let it dry completely, about 10 to 20 minutes. Make sure the gel doesn’t get on any part of the wood you DO NOT want to burn. This is what my Wood Burned Design files look like when they are uploaded toCricut Design Space.

I absolutely love making crafts and decorating with wood rounds. They come in all types and sizes which can make for some pretty unique projects. For this one, though, I wanted to go with a smaller-sized wood round. When you have completed an area, remove any excess paste and pop it over to use in another area of the design.

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Here is the finished wood burning project showing the wine and grapes design that was applied using the vinyl stencil technique. The black handles set the design off nicely. Today we’ll be burning some designs in wood with a heat gun. No wood burning tools required besides the heat gun.

Since this was my first time using the scorch marker, I didn’t want to choose a large wood round size. Instead, I opted to use small wood rounds that are perfectly sized to serve as coasters. Weeding the design is where creating a stencil differs from cutting vinyl for other projects like a decal or wall hanging.

Similar to other craft pens you may be familiar with, this pen has the bullet tip and foam brush all in one. Purchase the handles that you would like on your board and then drill holes to match them. Two black handles were used on this project and look similar to these ones. Choose a handle that feels comfortable in your hand when you pick the cheeseboard up, is sturdy, and looks stylish. When you have finished applying the paste, look over your design and wipe off any areas that may still have a little excess paste.

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