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Wood Burning Pen – Scorch Marker

With this wood burning pen by Scorch Marker you do not need a workshop stuffed with tools to rock your pyrography skills but before I get into that, maybe I should tell you about my previous last wood burning project…

Yep, I have all the tools. Yep, I tried them out. I designed a Halloween sign to burn into a wood plaque for a craft exchange task and it was the most tortuous DIY project I’ve done to date. I hated it. I suffered through hours of pyrographic ‘crafting’ that only felt like I was searing my eyes, and we won’t discuss the cooking of my nostril hairs and frankly, all the effort resulted in a terrible excuse for a “gift.”  Anna still has hers on display and I cringe every time I see it – but because she loves me, she appreciates the level of effort I put into it.

So all that to say that wood-burning projects are not high on my list of things to do again BUT – when I saw a scorch marker that didn’t require wood-burning tools, I was certainly intrigued albeit skeptical. It was a pricey “pen,” about $16, but if it worked, I really didn’t care.

I tried out the Scorch Pen on three different wood surfaces and one chipboard, to varying degrees of success. Here are my experiments and my tried and true scorch marker review.

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Marker Chemical Pen for DIY Projects, Tip Burner Tool
Pyrography Marker Wood Burning Pen for DIY Wood Painting, Replace Wood Burning Iron Tool, Easy and Safe (1 Piece)
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Marker Chemical Pen for DIY Projects, Tip Burner Tool
Pyrography Marker Wood Burning Pen for DIY Wood Painting, Replace Wood Burning Iron Tool, Easy and Safe (1 Piece)
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Marker Chemical Pen for DIY Projects, Tip Burner Tool
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Pyrography Marker Wood Burning Pen for DIY Wood Painting, Replace Wood Burning Iron Tool, Easy and Safe (1 Piece)
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Pyrography Marker Wood Burning Pen for DIY Wood Painting, Replace Wood Burning Iron Tool, Easy and Safe (1 Piece)
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After this limited testing, I’d give the Pen a thumbs up. There were clear pros and cons to it, namely:

Pros of the Scorch Pen:

  • SAFE – no hot tips
  • Easy-to-use – it’s similar to a paint pen
  • Easy to control – it has a chisel tip so if you’re great at lettering (I’m not), this may be the perfect pen for you!
  • Cheaper than a wood-burning toolset
  • Without effort, you can achieve a watercolor effect

Cons of the Scorch Pen:

  • It’s a bit like drawing with invisible ink or embossing ink
  • Unlike a “pen” you do have to treat your design with a heat gun or hairdryer
  • It takes much longer than you would imagine for the “burn” effect to appear
  • It doesn’t “etch” into the surface as wood tools do
  • It works marginally well on dyed wood (beads or in my case, eggs) depending on the color of dye you’ve used and the effect you’re looking for

Would I use it again? Yes, I would but I’d plan out my design ahead of time and perhaps use a stencil. The wood-burning appeared much more pronounced on the unfinished block and the chipboard making me think I’d use this to personalize Christmas gift tags or any type of organic wood-burning projects.

What would you use a scorch pen for? Let’s share ideas!

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