I started by sanding the wood until it was nice and soft so I don’t have to worry about splinters.

Then, using transfer paper between my design and the wood, I traced firmly over the design with a pencil. This left a perfect blueprint of my image directly on wood.

2013-10-06 22.42.43My transfer paper actually had yellow carbon, of all colors, which did not show up the best on my wood, so that’s Lesson Learned #1… Be sure to use red, blue or black transfer paper…