I have a question for you guys: I have a small, not-so-expensive lever harp that I would love to have a soundboard decoration. Besides the stick-on decals, has anyone ever attempted to paint a soundboard decoration on a finished harp? If so, is there any particular type of paint that should be used? Is there any particular type of soundboard veneer that works better for something like this?
If this were done, it would be done by a professional artist I know with the understanding that she would not be held liable if it doesn’t turn out as I would want it. I’m not sure that I’ll be brave enough to actually hire her to do it, but I wanted to get you guys’ opinion about this being a viable option and whether or not you think it might damage the harp. My biggest fear is actually not damage to the harp; it’s whether or not I want to risk allowing her to do it, knowing that whatever she does cannot be reversed, no matter how much I like/dislike it.
Please share your ideas with me. Thanks in advance!