66%, Metallic Preview & Open to Suggestions!
Thank you to all the backers pushing up to two-thirds of the goal! All those in favor of 100% by Friday evening? Well how about some encouragement.
All backers before the end of Friday August 2nd will receive 2 custom tokens of their choice. Any material offered. Any image you can legally print. 2-sided 1" tokens.
All backers before the beginning of Monday August 5th will receive 1 custom token of their choice. Any material offered. Any image you can legally print. 2-sided 1" token.
Already a backer? Then you're already in the boat to Tokenland and will receive your rewards!
Now, how about cracking that goal? :)
Blick's art supplies rocks. :D
Now that I've gotten over that for the moment, let's take a look at 2 materials I am considering for the metallic effects.
Block Printing Ink - Silver Test
I had never considered having a flashback to my childhood with this, but being clearanced due to some ink on the outside, I figured I would try it. This provides a thin, opaque layer. Fantastic for edges, in closed grain woods, this would only be useful for engraved details. Here are some overcast sky pictures.
As you can see, the silver is really nice for an edge coat but only so-so for the face.
Acrylic Polymer Paint - Gold Test
Apparently it is impossible to catch this effect with a camera. This paint puts a transparent layer of gold glittery dust across the surface and into the pores. It shimmers as you turn the wood on both the face and edge. It looked gorgeous when I checked it outside yesterday under a full sun, but in today's overcast, it just doesn't sparkle much.
This material would be great for any surface, but really shine under bright or pinpoint lighting. Anything that casts a strong shadow will make this effect even better.
In the end, I will likely offer both options. Some people just don't like glitter while others can't live without it. The printing ink is an amazing side-coat. I'll offer all colors in both materials to the extent that they continue to work with the clear coat. :)
Open to Suggestions
One of the biggest issues this project has been facing has been the response "I don't play DnD."
Now, there are people out there who like the idea of the project and would like to donate but feel like they have no use for the rewards.
I'd like to change that!
Anyone who has any suggestions that they would be interested in are welcome to give me their input. The only limitations are that the laser engraver must be used in creating the project and it must remain made out of hardwood or be gaming related.
Current items on the cooker are Catan boards and custom wooden dice. I'm looking into these two options but I'd love to hear from you folks! The Kickstarter community is amazing, and I love hearing from all of you!
Feel free to contact me via
- Skype @ iasumonecara
- Twitter @IronwoodEngrave
- Facebook @ facebook.com/iasumonecara
- or message me through Kickstarter itself from my profile!
I understand I may be mauled by spam, but the open communication with you folks is more than worth it. :)