Awesome, thanks for sharing! I especially like how the second one looks weathered!
P.s.- Just in case you run across any “hard-core” fans of Mandolorians, that is actually a mythosaur skull. The bantha skull reference is a common mistake, though. Only say it out loud to people if you want “star wars super-nerd” status.
Yeah, I’ve had a lot of trouble trying to get multi layer designs to look good for most of materials I’ve tried. Most of the time I run all my graphics through the threshold command in gimp, which forces everything to be fully binary.
In this case I think it would look at least interesting if you did the 3D/vary power engrave because then the black part would be deeper than the grey, but that only really works in something you can go deeply into - no so much on a magazine.