I've bought recently a wood-burning pen. I wanted it since awhile but didn't have any idea what I I'd use it for. Until I had to make Snusmumriken (swedísh) and Pikko Mu (finnish) to complete our Moomin story.
Yes in my book there're instructions how to crochet them, but as much as I do enjoy crocheting Moomins, I I knew I'd try out another technique for both aforementioned just for a change. And that's how I got to buy this wood-burning pen - to "draw" the faces on wooden spheres which I'd take as heads.
And as I've written recently I'm a bit behind my working schedule, so now I'm just sharing pics of how-to without much detail and only with this short description. Here's what I did so far:
- cut cardboard circles
- made/glued "layer cakes" with circles of different sizes, each size was cut three times, with intervals of 0,5 cm between different diameters (6 cm, 5,5 cm, 5 cm and so forth). Eight different sizes were made for Snusmumriken, six for Pikko Mu (and that was fast - a very quick way of making cones from scratch)
- drilled holes for legs and necks in dried cones
- made shoes of FIMO modelling clay, put them on pieces of wood sticks, baked
- burnt/drawn faces on wooden beads
- put together, checked, adjusted balance and applied some strong glue into holes to hold better.
That's all, come next week to them all!