You are selling these as what? To hang on a wall? To use as a hotplate? To frame?
Over the years I have seen dozens, if not hundreds, of tiles from all over the world - none of the artisans ever seem to bother with trying to disguise the backs. Because buyers are enthralled with the fronts. As I would be with your petroglyphs.
I like them a lot. The cork idea might be something to look into.Yes these are for sale. They will be wall hangers without frames. The Scottsdale area of Phoenix is known for juried, fine arts and crafts shows. The attention to detail is very high. I have other petroglyph products I have sold there before. These will be my 2nd highest price item. Just trying to show a clean well made product, so I can command a top dollar price. I appreciate your input.
I love the art.They will hang by a D ring epoxied to the back. I tried some cork I had in the shop and it did not bend over the ridges. I tried some felt fabric and that seem to cover better. Thanks for the kind welcome,Dave
I really like your art as well.I will have 64 to do, seems like it would be more expensive in both materials and labor. I'll have to cost it out. Thanks
If you are going to be producing in those numbers on a regular basis, it might be worthwhile to talk so some folks who produce tiles to see if some modifications could be made to the back. In fact, there may already be something out there.
Is it necessary for the back to be finished after the image is created as opposed to before? Perhaps some manufacturer would finish the back in some way that would work better for you.
From what I saw in your pictures you are onto something really good.
I really like your art as well.
I have done acid glass etching in the past.
I got a table-top sandblasting cabinet years ago, but haven't used it yet. You've inspired me to take it out of storage and give it a try.
True, the upfront cost of the plastic coating may be higher than some other options.
But, if it gives a more professionally finished look to the overall piece, you can calculate that cost into your pricing.
You said in an earlier post that you are aiming for a high-end market.
You can charge more $$ for a product that you took extra care in time and material to make look more professional.
Please share with us what you end up doing, as I'm sure many of us are curious to see the finished outcome.