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Graphic art for wooden game

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Lee
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I have just picked up my wooden board game, so now the 1st stage is done, but now it needs the art work painted on it and then it needs to be varnished. Can anyone suggest what would be best to paint it with so that it won't run etc. I was told by the guy who will varnish to use a waterbase paint so that the varnish will hold best. I know two people who do art work, but I am not sure if they have ever worked on wood and I will only have this one prototype, so I want to make sure that it is done right.

Thanks alot

Lee

OutsideLime
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Graphic art for wooden game

Purchase a few random bits of wood that are the same type and quality as your game components... shouldn't be expensive at all. Test your painting/varnishing techniques on the random bits.

Voila. Nothing ruined.

~Josh

Lee
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Graphic art for wooden game

Good plan, thanks for replying so fast. I am going to arrange the art work this weekend.

Lee

OutsideLime
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Graphic art for wooden game

Glad I could help, if I may ask, what is your game all about?

Good luck with the testing,

~Josh

Lee
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Graphic art for wooden game

This game involves timing. The key is to collect as many points as possible while trying to avoid being forced to finish. There are six different starting positions on the outer circle of the game board, one for each of the six players and six different finish positions on the inner circle. Throughout the game, players can be forced to the inner circle and therefor must try to avoid the finish line or hope they have collected enough points and bonus points to stay ahead of the other player who are still in the game.

I intend on being at the Toronto Toy and Game Fair in January, so hopefully all goes well.

Lee

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Graphic art for wooden game

I am really confident that acryllic on wood with a varnish will work. In fact acryllic on wood works, you just don`t want the paint to go away while playing.

Zzzzz
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Graphic art for wooden game

I have to agree with Larienna, I think you might want to consider some type of acryllic paint. As long as you let it dry before you varnish, it should be fine.

The only other idea I would tell you to consider, colored wood stains (yeah yeah... I know I always seem to bring these wood stains up, but I like them!). Local home depot carry a product line (see this old thread) of colored wood stains( something like 40 colors) and you might be able to find the colors you need. If the people you know that do art work can "paint" with these wood stains, it might be another good option.

--Dave

Lee
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Graphic art for wooden game

Thanks you guys. I will look into that.

Lee

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Graphic art for wooden game

Hi Lee,I have worked on wooden toys,u can basically use enamel paint,& once it dries u can varnish it.This can be done for your rough protoypes.But for final manufacture you have to use non toxic paints which is available in the market.

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