Saturday, October 9, 2010

Officially It's Scooby ... Scooby Doo

Little Lexie turns 10 this Monday.  When asked what she wants for her birthday her answer is nothing for herself.  She is now the proud and loving owner of her very own horse and all she wants are things for Scooby.  BTW for those who've read the post about "A Child's Dream Come True" you know who Scooby is and will be pleased to know that his full name is indeed, Scooby Doo. 

Our daughter helped us out by suggesting a nice birthday present; a plaque, with Scooby's name engraved, for Scooby's stall .  So yesterday John and I hightailed it over to our local mall where there's a "Thing's Remembered" kiosk and we had Scooby's very own plaque made up. 

Unfortunately the engraving isn't as pronounced as we would have liked as it is carved into brass ... maybe if we dabbed some black paint into the etching and then wiped it off ?    What type of paint should we use ?  Or is there something better on the market ?  Any suggestions or recommendations ?


  1. I love the plaque, it looks pretty pronounced to me but I know what you mean. There is a company called Modern Masters that sells metal patina liquid. It is designed to work with their metalics line but I can't imagine it wouldn't work on real brass too. Sadly though I don't think it wouldn't be ready in time for Monday since you'd probably have to order it online.


    A little dab of shoe polish buffed into the grain with a really soft cloth (think old socks) would probably do the trick :-)

    Good luck whatever you decide to do, its beautiful & I'm sure she'll love it a lot!

  2. Thanks Jenn, good suggestions. I'll look into that Modern Masters metal patina liquid. Think for the time being we will just give the plaque as it is and let Lexie and her mom decide if it needs to be embellished. I had to really angle the plaque and adjust lighting to get the engraving to show up in my blog photos.

  3. I know MissFickleMedia sells patinas too and she works with brass. I love the plaque as is but if you need more check her out.

  4. Anna, that is just gorgeous. What fun! I am sure she will be over the moon with her new "Scooby Doo" plaque.

    Sorry, I do not have any suggestions for patina ing but I like it just the way it is :)

    Although everytime I am in the glue section of Michaels I am sure I see lots of different patina ing paraphernalia :)

    Hope Lexie has a lovely B. Day!

    Have a wonderful weekend, T. :)

  5. I was going to suggest liver of sulfur or one of those other products that give metal a patina, though, I bet shoe polish might work!

    I'm still in love with the name Scooby :)

  6. You can patina with almost anything! Paint will work Michaels or a Home Depot type store will sell those patina solutions near the spray paint. Just depends on the look you are going for. It will patina on it's own being out there in the barn too unless it's sealed. Great idea! Happy Wednesday : )


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