What I love About The Shading Point
There is a lot to love in this little woodburning tip.
True to it's name, this little beauty does a wonderful job shading (as you can see on the little sample picture above from my woodburning tips board).
It's by far the easiest to make smooth gradient shades. If you have to shade along curved edges, I’d use this tip over the universal or calligraphy point tips.
- Lettering (especially fine lines)
This is great for fine, cursive lettering. When you turn the tip upside down so that only the very tip of the "leaf" touches the wood, it makes really fine lines.
It takes a little practice to do large block letters or small print, but overall it's not bad. It shouldn't take long to get the hang of that.
Those letters don’t get a bold look though. If you’re going for light and airy, this is a great tip.
If you want fine detail or small stippled areas, this is perfect. Again, just flip that shading tip upside down to get those small dots.