The Scorch Marker is a unique way to create a pyrography effect on wood, card and even paper. Use the Scorch Marker to write or draw your design as you would with a normal pen. The ‘ink’ in this case is a chemical, which reacts with the wood when heated. The ink is non-toxic and safe. Once completed, go over the area with a hot air gun. When the temperature reaches 190°C, the design will magically begin to burn into the wood. Applying more heat further darkens the design. (It is possible to use an oven set at 190°C to achieve the desired effect.)
Using Scorch Marker allows you to exercise your creativity without the need of a high temperature pyrography iron. Experienced pyrographers find Scorch Marker a useful addition. It has great potential when it comes to shading and enhancing a pyrographic illustration. What better way to sign and date a piece of furniture or woodturning?
Scorch Marker works on most types of wood; light coloured woods give better contrast. For best results, sand the surface down to 220 grit. Applying a light stain or oil prior to using the Scorch Marker will help achieve clean, crisp lines and prevent bleeding, or you can use a vinyl template. The 3mm chisel tip with a dispensing valve improves accuracy and application. The ink’s pinkish hue makes it easy to see. If you make a mistake just sand away the blemish and re-start.
Scorch Marker: an odour free and non-toxic chemical wood-burning pen.