Scribe with open and/or intersecting contours?

I am trying to simulate freehand engraving on the back of some jewellery, and for this I tested the wrap/scribe command in Solidworks. However, all I get is error messages regarding open or intersecting contours. How do I add handwriting to a surface?
Thanks in advance! =)

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You actually have to do both sides of the brush stroke, I know my words doesn't make since but do this:
After you finish doing the hand writing with splines or whatever tool, offset it in both direction and make the base spline a construction entity. With Scribe you it has to be a closed contour.
If you don't get it due to my bad explanation (due to lack of sleep), just add the file here and I'll show you what I mean.

 
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