Hi again, here's another duct tape wallet. This time I'm going Brony; it's the Rainbow Dash: 20% Cooler Wallet!
It has eight colors; red, orange, yellow, electric blue, lime green, purple, black, and white. (That's a lot... )
Now, I'm not a Pegisister, I'm not even a Pony Fan. I think the animation is cute, but that's about as deep as it goes... I think I would've liked the series if the fandom wouldn't have become so...well, you all know what it is... Anyway, personal feelings aside, a good friend of mine ordered this, and he loves it. He's agreed to talk about it if you have any questions. So head over to ~LightningChaser17 for more information.
I can make just about anything out of duct tape, so if you're interested in any arts or crafts, I'm always here for ideas. If you're interested in commissioning me, please visit: [link]
You can contact me via note, or at my email: AquaQueen27@gmail.com
Hope you guys enjoyed this I much as I did
Edit: I finally found the original artist for the design. I'm sorry for taking your design, it was adorable, and was listed on a site that said it was free to use. I was unaware it was stolen. Here is the link, I hope crediting you makes up for my mistake: [link]
Vision: Its very appealing, I just with the bootom picture would have been a brightber picture to see what it lookes like, but the outside looks cool. Originality: I love the minimalist version of rd so im glad that was on the outside. Technique: The ducktape was done well, maybe the font could be a little cleaner or the rainbow wallet holders look like papers, it kind of distracts me. Impact: It definately caught my attention.
My critiques arent ment to hurt people just to let them improve, and people cant improve unless someone tells them something they can work on.
>if the fandom wouldn't have become so...well, you all know what it is. I hear ya there.
Anyway, nice work. Not sure I have any real critique I can give without actually using the wallet since it looks fine from the pic you have. Is it a tri- or bifold? From that first picture it looks almost square (common amongst trifolds), but from the description and second pic it looks like a bifold. If it's square as a bifold, did you make it shorter than a traditional wallet or taller? As a material, how well does duct-tape slide in and out of blue jean pockets? What about dress pants? Does it leave residue on bills?
Don't worry at all about the questions, I'm always happy to answer
Q. Is it a tri- or bifold wallet? From that first picture it looks almost square (common amongst trifolds), but from the description and second pic it looks like a bifold. If it's square as a bifold, did you make it shorter than a traditional wallet or taller? A. It is a bifold, though the picture is a little misleading; I wished I would have taken better pictures before I shipped it out... The first picture is a close-up of the front design, so it doesn't have the regular angle I use to show that it is a bifold wallet. I'm not quite sure why it made it look so square and small (as you said, it does look like a trifold from that picture), my only guess would be because of the close up. I do measure every product before posting to make sure that it will fit standard sized cards and bills, and when it doesn't I comment about it in the descriptions. So despite the odd first picture, it is in fact the correct size (though, if I remember correctly, I may have made it a quarter inch too short... ).
Q. As a material, how well does duct-tape slide in and out of blue jean pockets? What about dress pants? A. That is a very good question, and one I haven't thoroughly tested till just now. I tested every kind of wallet I make (i.e. Basic, Design, Woven, Candy, and Clutch) in both jeans and dress pants. As to be expected with the smooth texture, it slid rather easily, though the jeans did offer more resistance. With Duct Tape, you want to make sure that no residue in on the outside (or anywhere, for that matter) so that it will slide easily. As with all wallets, the tightness of the clothing is the biggest determining factor of "out of pocket" resistance, but the Duct Tape--I've noticed--slides much more easily than a standard leather wallet. I will say that the Woven Wallet proved to be the most resistant, but not enough to make it frustrating to retrieve. If you're super concerned about this with any Duct Tape wallet, I would recommend asking the crafter to "coat" the outside with clear packing tape, or to apply it yourself. I like to add it over designs because they tend to peel off over constant in-and-out use, but I guess that's just me.
Q. Does it leave residue on bills? A. This question, I must sadly answer yes to... But, the residue won't appear, or even get on anything, for close to a year of very heavy use (if the wallet is made correctly). This statistic isn't well supported, and I must apologize. The only data I can get concerning the ware of a wallet is based on customer, and so far, I've only received feedback from one who's wallet lasted ten and a half months of very heavy use. If more people would send feedback about the products, I might have a better answer... In short, from what I understand, residue will not get on your bills or cards if the wallet is made well. In my experience, amateur Duct Tape Crafters will sell cheep, but you're getting what you pay for...sometimes even worse quality for more money...
I hope that your questions were answered to your satisfaction, and if you have any more questions I would be more than happy to do my best answering them. Oh, and I hope they weren't too lengthy...I tend to ramble...
>Too lengthy. Bwahaha. No. I tend to do the same thing and answer questions beyond what normal people would want. I used to pre-read fanfiction, so I'm use to reading long stuff. And this has grammar and everything!
I actually like learning random things about random stuff, so random extra facts are just bonus :D for me. Thanks for answering~