When we first moved into our home, our walls were pretty bare. In fact, the entire house was pretty bare because we moved from a tiny apartment into a 2 story home. It looked like a college dorm of sorts, but eventually, we started adding art pieces and photos to the walls. I learned a […]
Wood burned and painted bouquet by Amanda Stores I looked at others who wood burned and figured out two things. Watercolors seem washed out and colored pencil lacks a professional look. If you are looking to take your wood burning to the next level, you might want to listen up. After 4 years of wood […]
When I first began this journey of wood burning, I continually had customers coming to me for an anniversary gift. Not just an anniversary gift, but the 5th anniversary. I had NO IDEA that wooden gifts were even a thing for the 5th anniversary. Wood burned and painted bouquet by Amanda Stores I started researching […]
Wood Burning Workspace- Amanda Stores Art If you underprice your art, you undersell its value. When I started off wood burning, I realized that I had no other artists that were making pieces as big as I was. They were not making them with the materials I was using. I learned how to use […]
Wood burned wedding bouquet art- by Amanda Stores “I don’t see any pencil marks… did you do that freehand?” Every time you see a bouquet, it was freehand, with a wood burner. Let me break that down (because it is quite scary). Taking a piece of wood, I break out my wood burner and burn […]
This “Abloom Collection” series features 15 pieces of wood burned and painted art.
The first time I ever picked up a wood burner, it was the cheapest one I could find. My project? Burning names onto the cardholders of retired ladies who played poker. Ha! It was in my own handwriting, and I didn’t know anything about safety and burning. All I knew was that I could possibly burn my hand.
After 4 years of wood burning and over 100 + projects completed for people, I realized a few things…
When did it happen to you? Was it when your first child was born? Maybe it happened when you were making dinner in your new house? Did it happen when you heard the piano play and your groom waiting at the end of the aisle? You have to come to a point where you look around and realize that God provided.
When we bought this house, we saw this amazing space that most Floridians don’t have. A basement! Thankfully, our basement was finished and we already had ideas of how to use it. Thank you to the previous owner who left the not one, but two t.v. mounts in the same room to automatically claim that space as the “man cave.” The other room was free and I went ahead and claimed it as an art space. The only problem was that I didn’t want a a desk from Target or Walmart because they are seriously made of plywood with a cheap plastic wood impostor. I have had my share of the Target cubies and desks, but I had all this wood lying around that needed to be used up.