Not really. The shellac went on well and another coat is forthcoming, probably tomorrow. On the letters, at least. Since I will be positioning the letters on a bigger background that originally thought, I will be picking up another S to add to Workshop, making it Workshops.
The guitar case, if you look closely, you'll see that I have shellacked the inner part, not around the edges. I plan to air brush a fading-in effect...once I get an air brush. I may experiment with a can of black spray paint. It would mean masking the edge and sides and being prepared to wipe excess from the shellacked areas. This might work. It'd be easier than teaching myself how to use an air brush.