Baby name on wood plaque - how to?
I'm new here... I've been trying to figure out stuff on my own, and then I realized there were probably forums with lots of crafty people who could help answer my questions!
I'm starting up a little business out of my home (I'm a stay-at-home-mom) making keepsake wreaths for new parents. I'm currently using grapevine wreaths with silk flowers, ribbon and chipboard embellishments.
I'd like to personalize the wreaths with the baby's name. Because I have to wait until my kids are in bed to work on my projects, my time is limited (I'm also making blankets, so I've got a bit going on).
My *hopefully* quick solution is to use an unfinished wooden plaque in the appropriate size, buy alphabet stencils (reusable means spending less money!) and a product I've read about online called metallic rub ons (possibly by Craf-T?). I believe scrapbookers use it, but everything I've read says it can be used on wood, too.
I would paint the plaque first with Craftsman acrylic paint and my hope is that the metallic rub ons would give a nice antiqued look to the plaque while allowing me to quickly apply the baby's name. I would then use a finishing spray to seal it and hang with a ribbon so it hangs in the centre of the wreath.
Does anyone out there have any experience with metallic rub ons used on wood or any better, quick and cost effective way to make a baby name plaque? My freehand is awful, by the way.