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It doesn't matter if your guest book is an expensive one or one with little covering and embellishment.
Sharon from KY
I hate guest books at family gatherings! Usually only a page or two is filled and afterwards they just sit in a box somewhere. Well, for my wedding we did something more fun!
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I bought a 24 inch monogram for my wedding guests to sign. The wood is unfinished. I tried writing on the raw wood with a red Sharpie then spraying with clear varnish, but the Sharpie ran. Any suggestions? I want it to be preserved for posterity. Any help is appreciated.
By Vonda M
I would use a paint pen, sometimes called a paint marker. This is real paint, though, and it doesn't dry immediately like a marker will, so you'll probably want to have someone stationed there with it to help your guests with it. (Make it really clear they shouldn't drag their hand across it.) It does dry within a minute or so though. They come in a very nice metallic silver and gold and are sold in all craft stores and most big box stores.
I recently used a fine point sharpie on a wooden placque and had no problem. The trick is to use a polyurethane spray sealer and spray a VERY light coat.
I recently used a fine point sharpie on a wooden plaque and had no problem. The trick is to use a polyurethane spray sealer and spray a VERY light coat. Then keep repeating light coats until you have a thicker layer. Don't forget to let dry completely before you spray again. It only takes a couple minutes between layers.
We want to use a vinyl record as our guest book at our wedding. Any suggestions on the best type of marker to use?
By Andrea from NH
You could maybe use a gold or silver paint pen. They make some with glitter too. Sharpie pens come in a wide variety of colors, tho I would do a "test signing" on another record to see which is the best.
Good luck and congratulations!!
What a neat idea.
A white or bright colored fine tip paint marker would work best. I would also give the record a light couple of sprays with clear plastic spray paint to preserve the signatures when the wedding is over.