One of my squares that I wood burned seemed to lend itself to a metallic look. I happened to have some metallic colored pencils, so I took a chance, and colored the square. At this point I was happy.
Of course, I thought it needed to be sealed, but thought stain would be too dark. Maybe just simple tung oil? As soon as I put tung oil on it, it smeared. Well, I didn’t mind, but then it continued to bleed. Sure enough, it went from bleeding to smears. Ugh.
Well, THAT wasn’t what I was going for!
I’ll have to figure out how to turn smears into artistic shading. Spray acrylic will protect it. I still think a light stain would add to it, but whatever happens… it will be another lesson in how to create my wood burned squares!