I bought my niece an antique jewelry/vanity case for Christmas this year. Quite often leather goods were monogrammed so for the personal touch I decided to stencil it with her initials.
Monogramming really does add something special to a gift. Whilst it is common to see embroidered monogrammed gifts, it is not always possible to have something embroidered. So why not stencil instead? This works for gifts at any time of the year, and the beauty of stencilling is that with the appropriate paint, it can accomodate a variety of different surfaces. If you think you may do this for several people, then buy one of our alphabet stencils. I used our "In Your Own Words" service where we can make up a name, phrase or monogram and had the three initials made up into a stencil. The minimum size of our In Your Own Words range is 3", but I used one of our alphabet stencils, DE334 an Art Deco alphabet, instead as they are available in a 1" size. If you would like to do the same, just contact us.
As the box is covered in leather, I used one of our water based metallic paints, Bright Gold, which is suitable for painted surfaces, fabric, leather, and wood. The whole thing took a matter of minutes and now my niece will have a box that is uniquely hers. All kinds of gifts can be monogrammed with a stencil: linens, china, bags, clothing, glass, home accessories, and much more.