Re: Anyway to temporarily paint/enhance pre-painted tiles?
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:41 am
Thanks Arravis, this sounds like a better option than the felt since it will give it that slight height increase. Let me know if you are in the Tampa, FL area, I will buy you a beverage of your choice!Arravis wrote: ↑Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:27 pmI've not had any pieces chip or break yet, and to be honest, I've not been super gentle with them. I suspect though that if the pieces chip, that since they that base sand-color, it would just end up looking like an ancient ruin and perfectly fine. I did paint the pieces myself, so touch ups are trivial (I'll include instructions below if you're interested, super easy).
As far as basing them, yep, I did just that. I didn't use felt though since I wanted to increase their heights slightly to better match the base floor heights of the Dwarven Forge pieces, so I used sticky-back black foam instead. I bought mine at Michaels, for either $1 or $1.25 a sheet for the larger sheets. I only needed 3-4 sheets to do two base sets with a few extras of the Path of Osiris kickstarter. Anyway, having the sheets pre-clued made it super easy to apply then cut around the piece and the thickness of the foam made the heights nearly perfect and they don't slide around at all.
Path of Osiris Painting Instructions: The creator of the Path of Osiris uses Folkart Bark Brown (you can get it at Michaels) to paint all his pieces. He uses a wash of 1 part paint to 10 parts water, but I liked mine with a bit more contrast, so I went 1/5. Each piece took less than a minute to complete, just put on the wash with a large brush, wipe away the wash with a paper-towel, reapply the wash to any missed spots and use the paper towel once more. Oddly enough, the more used the paper towel becomes with the wash, the better it seems to work! It was a cinch and took no time at all, I'm very glad I got mine unpainted.