I am making cubes of cocobolo, each face being approximately
2 inches by 2 inches. These are going to be "trump cubes"
for use in card games. On four of the faces, I want to
draw a picture of each of the four suits, a heart, a club,
a diamond, and a spade. I will either leave the remaining
two faces blank or write some simple words.
BTW, the cube serves no useful purpose in the play of the
game. It's merely sitting on the table looking pretty
and reminding people which suit is currently trump.
My question is: How should I best write and draw on cocobolo?
I could use red and black paint for the suits, but it seems
a shame to spoil the beauty of the wood. I'd rather have
something a bit more subtle. I've never done woodburning,
but I thought that might be a possibility?
Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks in advance,