Stickers for wood?
I'm making a keepsake box for a friend, and since she is into horses, I wanted to *somehow* put a horse on it. However, not being artistically gifted, options like carving or painting a horse on it, while ideal, are not an option. As such, I was thinking more along the lines of a print-and-stick type approach, where I could work up something on the computer, print it out, and attach it to the box. Would this work well with wood? Should I be looking for some specific medium to print on? At what stage in the finishing process should it be applied? Or is there some other approach that would work better?
I was looking at some basic clear peel-and-stick printer stock, and thinking of applying it after the initial coat or two of finish (so the wood under it is fully colored), but before the final coat or two (so it is well protected and can't just peel off). However, I'm concerned that the finish wouldn't adhere properly over it with that approach, while putting it on at the end wouldn't be as long-lasting as I would like.