Lately I have been working with the idea of engraving, or carving. This is a design I came up with, the idea of a tree. This is MDF wood, which is super easy to carve into with a rotary tool.
Some things I had to overcome… FEAR of drawing. I don’t feel like I am an artist. So the idea of drawing free hand was difficult. I had a design i wanted to transfer, but I couldn’t figure out a good way to do it. Now that it is day I can think of ways. However i was going to carve directly through the paper at first.
This wasn’t a good idea because my method of securing the design made the paper wrinkle up.
The engraving tool I would really like is pretty expensive, but I think that engraving would be something I could do for a long time and never get bored of it. The tool is a high speed rotary. It works at about 450,000 rpm and is air powered. Essentially a dentists tool.