Typically when I do it I have a very light layer of acrylic paint (very diluted, almost like watercolor). The thicker the paint layer the more energy it will take to go through, and if it’s thick enough you might not even reach the wood so your burn marks might not be very dark.
Can you use Scorch marker on painted wood?
When practicing pyrography with a wood burning marker, a smooth, clean surface is even more critical. Because of the preparation necessary, it’s impossible to burn over a painted surface and quite toxic to burn paint.
Can you wood burn over marker?
Simply prep your surface by sanding to at least 220 grit. Then shake your Scorch Marker and apply your design. Once you have completed your design, apply heat and the design will begin to burn into the wood.
How do you blacken wood?
The traditional way (with a modern twist). Start by dissolving a pad of steel wool (historically iron nails) in a quart jar of white vinegar. The iron ions produced by the breakdown of the steel wool react with tannins in wood to produce a black coloration. Stir the brew occasionally over the course of about a week.
How do you make wood look old and rustic?
Liquids: White vinegar, stains, and paints are three types of fluids you may want to use for faux-aging wood. Vinegar creates a silvery-gray appearance. Stains darken the wood and highlight mechanically distressed areas. Paints can be applied in two coats, then sanded down for a weathered effect.