7 Different Surfaces to Burn with the Scorch Marker

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Traditional wood-burning can be a difficult and time-consuming process.

That’s why we invented the Scorch Marker!

This unique wood-burning tool puts all the complexity of pyrography into the convenience of a marker, allowing you to enjoy the hobby with your entire family.

But, did you know?

Wood isn’t the only surface that can be used with the Scorch Marker. 

In this article, we’re giving you seven surface ideas to try with your Scorch Marker. 

The Scorch Marker Burns More than Just Wood

The Scorch Marker burns so much more than wood.

In fact, we haven’t even discovered all the different surfaces that this incredible marker can burn.

That’s why we’re constantly experimenting with this marker.

Here are seven of the best surfaces (besides wood) that you can try today.

1. Gourd

First up is one of our favorite surfaces to burn!

The smells alone that happen when burning an image onto a gourd are enough to make us want to recreate this craft again and again. 

The Scorch Marker works surprisingly well on dried gourd, and can be used to customize these pieces in any way you’d like.

The bonus?

You don’t have to sand gourd before designing it! You can watch the step-by-step for this piece on TikTok.

2. Denim

Believe it or not, the Scorch Marker works on fabric, too!

We were surprised at how well this one turned out, but one thing is for sure: the Scorch Marker successfully burns denim.

This is a great way to customize your jeans and add a little flair to your wood-burning projects. 

Watch us burn this design into our jeans on TikTok

3. Cork

Another great idea for adding a little texture to your pyrography crafts is cork.

Not only is this material incredibly easy to work with, but the Scorch Marker also burns it like a charm.

Like all the other surfaces on this list, there is no sanding required before burning cork, which makes it fast, easy, and super simple. 

You can watch our cork experiment on TikTok.

4. Cardboard

Cardboard is one material we all have an abundance of, and it can be combined with the Scorch Marker to create some pretty cool crafts.

All you have to do is simply draw on the cardboard surface, heat it with your heat gun, and watch your design come to life.

This surface is definitely one of the easiest, and cheapest to work with, making it wonderful for experiments and practice. 

You can see the step-by-step for this cardboard box craft on TikTok.

5. Kraft Paper

As you can see with the cardboard above, the Scorch Marker works surprisingly well on paper products.

In fact, this tool can even be combined with just regular paper to add a new dimension to the letters and cards that you send.

And, as you can imagine, the look is quite easy to accomplish. 

See how easy it is to create kraft paper projects with the Scorch Marker on TikTok.

6. Canvas

How successful this surface was in combination with the Scorch Marker was actually a surprise to us.

The tool works on denim, but can it work on something a little thinner, like drop canvas?

The answer is yes!

Burning could be a wonderful way to add a new personality and excitement to your canvas. And, the great news is that there’s no prep required. 

Check out how easy it is to burn canvas on TikTok.

7. Paper Máché

The Scorch Marker works really well on loads of different paper products, but can it be combined with paper máché?

The answer is a resounding: yes!!

The Scorch Marker works perfectly on paper máché, and this has easily become one of our favorite surfaces to burn.

We love using the tool on planters made from paper máché, which is just the best way to personalize them. 

You can see one of our favorite paper máché crafts being created on TikTok

It doesn’t matter whether you decide to stick with regular wood-burning or if you feel like experimenting with one of these unique surfaces, crafting with the Scorch Marker is always a blast!

What are you waiting for?

Order your Scorch Marker today!

And, enjoy 20% off on your first purchase by using the code: itslikemagic at checkout.

3 Responses



May 24, 2023

Would this work on epoxy?



January 14, 2023

Would this work on metal (cookie sheet)?

Crystina Cruz

Crystina Cruz

December 22, 2022

Is this safe to use on a bamboo cutting board?

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