I found these great little birchwood plaques at walmart today. they are small yes but only 98 cents so they are perfect for practicing the wood burning technique. I have never done it befor and wasn't sure if I would like. I borrowed a wood burning tool from Barbara and tried it out on these little plaques. I have to say that it was actually fun to burn with the tool. I love the effect! I had so much fun I did both plaques. I don't think I woud ever have thought to do this on my own so thanks SuziBlu!