What are your thoughts about staining an alaia with colored stains before sealing it with Linseed Oil? It is suggested in Step 9 of THIS POST over at TransWorld Surf.
Does that betray the rootsy eco-ness of the board, or is that a way to personalize it beyond using a wood-buring kit or a branding iron? Maybe a colored pattern on the bottom of the board or some line art on the deck? Would the colors even turn out after the Linseed oil coating, or would they all appear to be a shade of brown?
I'm considering at least testing the concept on this first alaia. At the least I'll probably print a word or two in a discreet place prior to applying the Linseed oil.