Wood Type Keepsakes

My nephews, Will and Matt, love pirates. For Christmas gifts, I purchased wood type letters of their first initials and, on the back each letter, painted a pirate treasure map in the shape of their initial. This is a good keepsake gift idea for anyone. You can find wood type letters at many antique stores. I prepared the painting surface with a couple layers of white Gesso before applying the artwork with acrylic paints.