Learn how to make a gorgeous DIY Mandala Tray using wood burning with a heat-sensitive pen and blowtorch. Its a quick project and takes a couple of hours!
STEP 1 – Prep the tray
No matter what you choose to make – a wood plank or a premade or handmade tray, surface prep is extremely important.
STEP 2 – Stencil
Decide on the positions of the patterns and lay the stencil on the tray. Using the heat-sensitive marker, fill in the stencil.
STEP 3 – Burn!
This is the coolest part of the project! Using a Bernzomatic BZ4500HS and propane, slowly torch from one end to the other.
Step 4 – Add the epoxy
Mix up the epoxy using directions on the package and pour it on top of the patterned side.
Step 5 – Pop the bubbles
Use a Bernzomatic ST2200 Detail Torch loaded with butane to pop all the bubbles in the epoxy.
The DIY wood burning mandala tray is ready!
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