Recently I bought myself a wood burning tool from an art supplies shop. It's very much like a little soldering iron. I have not tried wood burning before so this was very much a trial and many of the lines on the wooden serving platter up above are quite wonky. I'm very happy with the overall effect. It has certainly given the platter an interesting look. I drew the design on with a pencil and then followed the lines. It was a lot of fun so I decided to decorate one of my embroidery hoops too. I love it!