The wood felt kind of like particle board, not too sure though. And it's just a small saudering iron that I used to get the design in. I was really going for a more medieval look! Glad it came through!
That sounds like a handy way of doing it- the only time I tried, I heated a bit of wire in a candle flame. It left nice solid black marks, but was prone to burning right through the wood (though it was only balsa wood). I certainly don't think it would have been suitable for doing the sort of half-burnt bits you've managed here.
This is super beautiful, there's tons of detail in this. For you're first attempt I wouldn't have guessed that this is the first time you've work with wood burning. Would you do a trade for something like this in the future?
Haha, what would you look for? I can for sure do traditional mixed media (Watercolour, and pencil crayon etc.) or digital of course if you were to look through my gallery. I've got to fix my scanner to get my traditional up. I'm defiantly interested in doing a trade with you.
Alright, the most thing I've got to the things you've listed is a coyote tail key chain and a resin replica of the bottom of a wolf's jaw. If not I'll let you know if I get some good stuff in that may interest you. ^^