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Am looking to tranfer/trace a short message onto the wooden surface below. However, after trying the a few methods including using white chalk and then going over the image with pen, i wasn't able to get a clean outline of the words.

The surface i am looking to transfer to mesured 8.5cm x 14cm. The text i will be tracing/transfering will be 7cm x 3.5cm. Each letter is 1.4cm in height. This is supposed to be a personalisation option so the letter sizes will vary for obvious reasons but wont exceed the sizes given.

I am looking for a rough outline of the letters in white, which i will then go over with a marker pen to achieve my desired result. I have attached a pitcure of what kind of result i am interested (but for letters instead of a rose).

I am pondering using transfer paper but am unsure if it will work on a black surface. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    What sort of scale are we talking about? I mean both the size of the letters and the total size of the text area
    – Chris H
    Commented Dec 14, 2023 at 13:13
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    What have you looked at/tried? What equipment do you have available to you? What sort of finished result are you interested in? Please add some details, right now this is far too open-ended for a good answer.
    – Allison C
    Commented Dec 14, 2023 at 15:14
  • Much better info, voted to reopen... I notice that the surface is fairly rough. That will make transferring and painting/writing the lettering more difficult. Would recommend some sanding between coats of paint.
    – rebusB
    Commented 10 hours ago

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