Welcome to Exquisite Ink: Colorful Creations
Thank you for stopping by our 8th Kickstarter campaign - we're excited to bring you a new line of handcrafted color-infused acrylic pens.
In our previous campaign, "Exquisite Ink: Color Edition", we used resin and dye to infuse color into wood burl. While this project was a great success and we have been able to create some wonderfully colorful pieces, we are limited by the grain of the wood.
Inspired by swirling colors found in marbles we decided to move into a new area of design: acrylic. The materials for the pens in this campaign are created by combining resins and dyes under pressure. The resulting acrylic block is then cut, drilled, turned, and polished in a similar manner to wood.
The Campaign Rewards
All of the rewards are available in the five marbled color combinations shown below. Each pen will have its own unique look as each time we pour acrylic, different patterns are created. Each pen will come with a gift box.
Upgrades & Add-ons
One of the most common questions we receive during our campaigns is:
"How do I pledge for more than one reward?"
We have decided to use BackerKit for both survey/backer management as well as to offer upgrades and add-ons. If you'd like to pledge for more than one reward, feel free to pledge the total amount of all the rewards you would like or you can add on items after the campaign is over. BackerKit will verify which add-ons/upgrades you would like and adjust the cost for all your items and shipping. We will also be offering pen boxes, pouches, ink refills, and other upgrades/add-ons through BackerKit.
The campaign launches on Friday, January 5th and is scheduled to end four weeks later on Saturday, February 3rd. Surveys will be sent through BackerKit immediately following and pledges will be collected over the next 2 weeks.
We plan on shipping rewards starting at the beginning of March.
Initially, pen making started out as a hobby. It grew from that into a family business that supplements our income. We currently run an online Etsy shop and sell items locally through consignment and craft fairs, but that isn't enough to provide for our growing family of 7 (and 3 cats!).
Kickstarter allows for global exposure and creates permanent relationships with people who are passionate about what we create and also with potential retail buyers.
Our goal for this campaign is to raise enough funds to fulfill all our rewards, cover the cost of all the equipment used for casting acrylic blanks, and potentially pay for the materials for a new art show display.