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This was the first Christmas with my boyfriend and we decided as people who tend to buy ourselves what we want or need that we would instead make each other gifts this year. Knowing that he doesn't see his son as much as he would like I decided to make him a keepsake box with an image of his on on it. I have been doing pyrography or the art of wood buring off an on for a few years so I figured I'd dust off my wood burner and get to work.
I selected a picture I took of his son on our most recent trip to the ocean. I also printed a canvas of the image which is next to the wood burned keepsake box. This individualized gift is something that was really a hit this year and it was rather easy. I took the image and utilizing an online tool designed for building stencils called Free Picture Stencil Maker I adjusted the image until I got one that looked similar to the one above. I then transferred that image over by tracing and burned it. Some artistic liberties were taken an will always, but it's worth it in the end. If you have any questions message me I can help walk you through it for yourself. Below I have a link to Keepsake boxes unfinished if you are looking to try this out on your own.