"A magical or medicinal potion, used to induce long life and cure ailments".
In my ongoing collection of miniature paintings, I have returned to present crowd funders with my new hand made vessels. By up cycling shavings from reclaimed wood, clays made of sugar and photo-luminescent powder. I have fabricated intricate, 'Chawan' shaped tea bowls. Using these vessels I have then Flooded each piece with resin and made embellishments to the surface a layer at a time with acrylic ink. By suspending these hand painted flat forms in transparent plastic (magic), they transcend a two-dimensional appearance. Producing shadow while maintaining a wet appearance to the eye.
Since my original ‘Elixir’ campaign, I have been exhibiting my collections to the public, mainly around local Comicon events with great success. Thanks to the help of my previous backers on kickstarter, I was able to elevate my original ‘Deku Nut’ collection into something really special and unique. They never fail to impress the crowds and really set the 'WeaponShop' apart from the more familiar comicon merchandise.
you never know where i might pop up but it helps if word spreads around. Hopefully we can remedy this today. If my wares are truly worthy of your inventory I might be able to visit other comicons for a little while. My 'Megalixirs' are all brewed to order and i'm also offering the rest of my current stock. 60 days may seem long, but you never know what kind of ill creations I might come up with. I want to keep producing new Megalixirs up until my 60 days are through. You can all make your final purchases when my time is up and choose your favourites.
"Remember its dangerous to go alone so take this."
Reward Options & Designs
For examples of my earlier work and further information regarding my artistic practice please visit
I try to offer affordable, hand made items at my pop-up shop. And I would hate to vanish back into the nether. For a single gil i would enjoy emailing backers with a little content while its interesting, and showcase all the custom, commissioned items to every single person who backs this project. The more gil I can procure the more interesting it might be. I could get myself one of those nice airships to help carry my wares through middle earth. Attend all the comicons rather than just the odd few. Equipment and space to create the items I might only be able to day dream about. Then return to offer new items back to you.
Discounted add-ons are now available, see F.A.Q section at the bottom of the page.
Most of the rewards are combined so that anyone who has my back will be rewarded with lots of content and free Deku Nuts! The prices of all the items listed, are the exact same prices I charge at my Comicon events, just with added postage.
Anyone who backs this project will be granted access to the backers area of the project. Here you will be able to communicate with me and other project backers. View extra video content and images of the work in progress, and watch highlights of behind the table action at the Comicon event’s we attend. I plan on using using kickstarters email and timeline feature long after the project to keep in touch.
Im also offering allot of custom, commission type rewards, so Its only fitting I collate everything we create into a digital catalogue that can then be enjoyed by everyone who contributed. This will also include extra content, such as notes, illustration, photographs, design work and whatever else I think readers might enjoy.
Backer Price: £1
A Letter from Peach
“Thank you so much. Here is a letter from the Princess “
For your kind donation to the cause I will personally mail a thank you letter through the post and include a short story zine. I tend to hand these out at events as my business card. They contain a short ghost story and a couple of charcoal drawings. When I have collected enough of them I would love to compile them into an issue comic, but for now lets test the water. They are printed in black and white onto A3 sheets and cut and folded personally into a little book. Ill even sign and stamp it to make it legit.
"My ghost story scrolls, are collections of concentrated hatred that appear in the most unlikely places. Like tortured souls they hate the world! I bet you havnt ever read fan-fiction like this before!"
Backer Price: £2
"Deku Nuts are odd in that they erupt into a blinding flash on impact with a surface, stunning any nearby enemies. I have many different flavours on offer but these ones are extra special!"
Starting with a clean walnut half I coat the interior with a water clear epoxy resin solution which hardens to a glass like density. Using this transparent material as a medium I then use ink to paint forms on the surface. Repeating the process in layers until the desired result. The process from start to finish takes roughly two weeks, but the process lends itself well to a batch style process. Allowing me to build up large numbers of the same design simultaneously.
Please keep in mind that no single 'Deku Nut' piece is identical. Each shell half will be unique as dictated by mother nature. The shell’s are sourced from a family tree in England, unlike the Californian walnuts commonly found in food markets. These shells are darker, often twice the size and organically curvaceous. Nuances in size, depth, texture and colour may be evident between your own piece and the photographed pieces below. Nuances between the hand painted artwork will also occur with each piece. That said, have every confidence that the examples I have prepared below represent a standard that should be expected by every backer, and that quality of the finished piece is Gospel.
"I surrender! To make your quest easier, I can enable you to pick up more Deku Nuts! But, it'll cost you 40 Rupees!" — Business Scrub
*For those wishing to order multiple 'Deku Nuts' simply add the appropriate funds for the desired number .eg x2 'Deku Nut' = £6 plus postage. Postage can be combined up to 5 'Deku Nuts' (and/or 'shiny stones')
Backers will be contacted on success of the campaign in order to record their chosen 'Deku Nut' from the available designs below. Keep up to date and share the progress of this kickstarter campaign to unlock new designs!
"Deku Nuts may also be collected by rolling into certain trees."
Backer Price: £3
Deku Nut Design Options 1-5?
“I will sooth your wounds and comfort your weariness… Close your eyes and relax”
"You...can't...EAT...ghosts! Eee hee hee!"
"Cures blindness status"
"Im a tiny Slime!"
"He's what you call a Cheep-Cheep. Normally they don't hang out on land, but...!"
"Shrink down to tiny size so you can fit through tight passageways."
"A small, clear, bubbly pond."
“No one can hurt me! Look out below!”
These miniature kirby inspired stones are made with 'cold porcelain' clay and ink. The air dry clay is shaped and once hardened sanded into form. The eyes are brushed on and then the whole stone is dipped in clear resin for lustre, water proofing and durability. Its quite light so even as a paper weight it would be deceptively useless. Personally I keep one on my desk for company and luck.
“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong”
Backer Price £3
Using a blank Card template from the game of 'Hearthstone' I sketch in the contents with carbon pencil and then add the description. Its a fun way of doing quick commissions during shows, so why not offer them here. For making this pledge Ill draw you one gold legendary card of your own design, signed and stamped. Every commissioned card will also appear in the 'Antidote' catalogue sent to every backer, complete with your name and location.
Backer Price: £5
One of the most popular items I offer at Comicon are my sumi-e style natural wooden panels. Taking a 12.5 x 15 cm square of laser cut birch I paint the surface with varying degrees of black ink using a brush. Finally I coat the finished piece in resin. The absorption of the ink into the wood imbues the grain creating a slight static, while the resin produces a sparse shiny gloss that maintains a wet look and darkens the ink to a degree of up to absolute black. I produce each one by hand and to date have painted numerous characters and locations from loved video games and anime (instagram). They are light enough you can stick them to a wall with tac material. Glue magnets to the back for fridge decoration or simply use them as coasters.
I normally produce a bounty of these before each show but rather than list them all here on kickstarter I will simply treat these as commissions and allow backers to request anything they want. With some degree of reason however. I’m limited to the space of the board, highly detailed or elongated scenes or characters may suffer in such a small format. To make things easier backers must provide a reference image or a clear idea to work from. For example 'Sonic', 'Mario' your pet cat or a portrait of your friend from work is fine but a battle scene or a needle in a haystack will likely result in my tears sent in the form of emails. All panels come signed and stamped with extra space if you want to add a personalised message.
All commissioned 'Remedy' Panels will be featured in the 'Antidote' catalogue which every back will receive. Including the name and location of the backer.
Backer Price: £10
CherrySlug painting a panel...
CherrySlug adding resin to panels...
Fairy In a Bottle Pendant
"You finally woke up! I'm Navi the fairy. The Great Deku Tree asked me to be your partner from now on. Nice to meet you!"
The fairies are made using a photo luminescent powder that absorbs sources of light and then naturally projects its stored light in darkness (because real fairies don't need batteries). The wings are made with the same wood petals I use to create my Megalixer bowls. The chain is silver plated and the fairy is housed in a glass corked bottle dusted with extra poe powder.
"I have collected many fairies over the years. These ones glow a pale blue at night time. A chain and bottle help keep them close."
Backer Price: £10
Lon Lon Milk Sugar Scrub
Our sugar scrub is hand made using sugar, fresh vanilla pods and coconut oil. The bottle comes labeled as the popular Hyrulian dairy drink for that sense of nostalgia. It's a great exfoliant for the skin, leaving it soft and fragrant, The corked jar, complete with wooden spoon is pretty sweet too. (270ml)
"No matter what ailment befalls you my freshly brewed elixirs can bring any battered body back from near death! The vessel is woven from rare Deku Shrub carcass or ice chunks! and I’ve even blessed the medicine so it will never spill all over your inventory."
For those wishing for a more substantial backer option I present my new collection ‘Megalixer’ this roughly 7cm diameter, 3cm deep, intricate vessel is personally handcrafted. Using the same technique as the ‘Deku Nuts’ these vessels are filled a layer at a time and embellished with coloured inks by hand to produce vivid scenes that float in a perfectly round bowl.
in the past I struggled to find adequate vessels that served the purpose of framing my paintings. Vessels I liked were either to rare or expensive to produce adequate collections, leaving me unable to offer consistency when using random bought in vessels. I tried all manner of tea ware, bowls, tin,fabric and boxes until I fabricated these new vessels simply out of necessity.
These new original bowls are light and delicate but made durable from the resin. The formations of the hand cut wood pieces or sugar work make the bowl intricate. While thin enough that natural light can penetrate, creating a sense of fragility. The form of the vessel is similar to that of a Chinese tea bowl or 'chawan'. The prepared, wide surface area gives me ample room to develop my paintwork and create expressive scenes using the negative space effectively. While the vessel depth allows me to create naturally spaced scenes, allowing shadow and light to illuminate the layers.
I am currently offering three different vessel types with the intention that potential backers can back the vessel they like the most, and choose their favourite design at the end of the campaign. The three types are...
Ice Chunk : Made with sugar and resin. These can be customised by incorporating ink before setting. natural crystal formations give the effect of thin frosted glass. Though it can also be cooked to a hard candy state to create thicker more rock like forms.
Deku Shrub : Made with reclaimed wood shavings. The formation and natural curling of the wood gives it a floral nature,central interior pieces pierce the resin upwards like a flower, while the reflective textural nature of the wood glistens under the resin.
Poe Powder: By incorporating photo luminescent powder into the sugar, the bowl will naturally store light and then glow in low lit or dark areas. This effect can be charged instantly, but for optimum effect 30 minuets of direct light should maintain a glow for 5-8 hours.
I have produced some designs listed below, with more to be revealed should this project take off. I am still working out the most efficient working methods, trying my best to increase productivity and quality. Speed comes with practice so I need lots of orders! As the wood is currently reclaimed I would like the opportunity to order a substantial amount of different hardwood species and use these to create different coloured bowls or hybrid mixes, the intention is to add these options further on. I'm happy to hear any suggestions for new designs .That being said please only back this item if you would like to own an existing listed design.
Backer Price: £10-15
Megalixir Design Option 1 - 8?
“A very sweet drink. It restores the HP of one Pokémon by 80 points.”
"Water with a high mineral content. It restores the hp of one Pokemon by 50 points."
“Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble... Making mushroom brew, I am...”
“Cooked with Incredible precision; only a hint of pink remains.“
"Heal Undead, Curse or Zombie status."
"Im not a bad slime!"
"Cures Blindness / Darkness status"
"The user makes the target see a frightening mirage. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level."
"I'm the big Bob-Omb baron of all blasting matter, king of ka-booms the world over!"
Our 'Bath B-Bombs' are hand made with honest ingredients and an excellent way to excite your bath time. The bomb core is formed, then wrapped in black tissue and decorated with a fuse and a pair of eyes. Each bomb also contains a mystery 'Deku nut'!
Backer Price £6 each or two for £10
"Casts reflect on the entire party"
These premium 12 x 12 inch, Ready to hang, cradled, natural wooden panels are given the same treatment as the smaller 'Remedy' Panels. I paint the surface with varying degrees of black ink using a brush and finally coat the finished piece in resin. The absorption of the ink into the wood imbues the grain creating a slight static, while the resin produces a sparse shiny gloss that maintains a wet look and darkens the ink to a degree of up to absolute black. I produce each one by hand and to date have painted numerous characters and locations from loved video games and anime. These larger panels make a real a statement within any interior.
Treating this reward again as a commission piece, I would like to allow backers to request anything they want. Unlike the smaller 'Remedy' panels theres allot more space to play with. Though to make things easier backers must provide a reference image or a clear idea to work from. All panels come signed and stamped with extra space if you want to add a personalised message.
All commissioned 'Lunar Curtain' Panels will be featured in the 'Antidote' catalogue which every back will receive. Including the name and location of the backer. If I like the concept I may even film the process like this glorious Naruto inspired effort below...
Backer Price: £40
"You got a Heart Container! Your maximum life energy is increased by one heart. Your life energy will be totally filled."
For the those wanting a taste of everything I’ve put together a special bundle of items which includes everything below this option at a discount. You will receive the ‘Letter From Peach’ including all the current zines. A ‘Shiny Stone’ along with one of every ‘Dekunut’ design available, and a 'Fairy Bottle Pendant'. You will also have a commissioned 'Remedy' panel and 'mulligan' card of your choice, which will also feature in the 'Antidote' catalogue. Lastly you will receive a 'Bath B-Bombs' x3 and a jar of the 'Lon Lon Milk Sugar Scrub'. And of course a ‘Megalixir’ in any vessel of your choosing.
Backer Price: £45
"Once bottled, a Big Poe cannot be released or drunk, as would a normal Poe. The only way to dispose of a Big Poe is to sell it to interested parties."
For hungry spirits I have provided this option for those who simply want everything I have to offer. This reward includes everything in the 'Heart Container' reward plus a commissioned 'Lunar Curtain' Panel and FREE shipping to any destination. All your commissioned pieces will feature in the 'Antidote' catalogue which every backer will receive including your name and location plus 'BIG POE' status.
Backer Price £80
THANKS FOR BROWSING!
"BUY SOMETHIN' WILL YA?" -Merchant
Risks and challenges
I am fully aware that all orders are made with the understanding that I will personally be producing all the artwork. With regards to the actual items, a couple of my previous backers communicated to me that they felt unsatisfied with what they received or that they had to wait to long. I hope these instances will never happen again, however I want to be upfront and honest with everyone kind enough to give me their backing. Should any item received not be up to the standards originally communicated by this kickstarted campaign. I will do everything I can to deliver on time, replace inadequate items and communicate quickly and honestly with those individuals.
My own personal reflection from the last campaign was that my updates through the process of the project were pretty infrequent. I don’t have a marketing team behind me, but this time I want to be more transparent with the goings on and general happenings through the project. Ive since equipped myself with cameras and have a couple of future comicon shows booked that I would like to share along the way. I hope doing this will further build interest in my practice and encourage backers to get involved.
It's important to state that all the items photographed and advertised on this campaign are prototypes. With the intention of producing items to the highest possible quality, designs may be subjected to changes later on. All significant changes will be stated via updates. The deadline set for all products is set at july 2016, however we will strive to get everyones orders out as quickly as possible.
Heavier items such as the Lon Lon Milk, B_B_Bombs and Heart containers are sent under an economy service. So keep in mind these items may take some time to arrive. Backers wishing to expedite delivery have the option to do so by contacting me.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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