28 Feb 2017

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Box

It was my friend Sian's birthday yesterday. I met her at Rock Choir almost 3 years ago and we're both massive Game of Thrones fans! She jokingly mentioned that I should burn the Westeros map a few months ago...but little did she know I was actually doing it. She may have been joking, but I accepted the challenge.

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography


First was finding a Westeros map that I was able to trace bits from...which was tricky as some of them are really abstract! Eventually I used an image of a Westeros poster and traced the entire outline. I then re-traced on the reverse. This took about 2 hours in total and then I put the drawing away for a couple of weeks so I could get over how long it had taken! (And so I was coming to it fresh when burning it!)

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography


When positioning it over my wooden box, I decided it would look cool to only burn the top of the box, so not burn the whole map. I moved the map around until I was happy with the positioning - and ensured that all the key places were included, such as 'The Wall' at the very top (we both love a bit of Castle Black!)

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography


I then scribbled over the whole design to transfer it on to the box...


Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography


Then it was time to burn! I started with the outline of the islands and the small lettering...

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography


And then next was the 'Westeros' label in the top right hand corner, which needed a very steady hand due to the straight lines!

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography

The rivers, trees and hills were done on a lower heat setting so they were finer lines and a lighter brown...

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography

The last thing to do was to treat the wood with Danish Oil to darken it, protect it and to bring out the grain. I did this once a night for 3 nights. (Please always read the label before using Danish Oil!). This was the finished article...

Game of Thrones Westeros Map Pyrography

Please let me know what you think - or give me a shout if there are any other Games of Thrones projects you'd like me to try. I welcome the challenge :)
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8 comments:

  1. Wow this is amazing and so detailed! Can't wait to check out your other makes :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara (P.S we should absolutely follow each other on bloglovin or instagram haha :D xx)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Weirdly this one didn't actually take that long - only took me one evening to burn the whole thing! Following you on Bloglovin now :)

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