I've had my team of crack scientists hard at work in recent months trying to find a way to produce more advanced customs. The standard stuff has been a ton of fun. But what about making my own parallels, inserts, foil cards at home? How awesome would that be?
It's been a fair bit of trial and error in recent months. Lots of researching online, buying a big ole pile of various materials, and a garbage can full of scraps of failures.
After enough trial and error to have me pulling my hair out, I finally have some results I'm happy with.
I'm finding the lighter colored material is best to make the card image visible. I tried some darker colors, like reds and blues, but the image ends up looking washed out.
The one above is on a white sparkle material, though it doesn't come through great in the scan.
There's definitely still room for trial and error - perhaps playing around with the colors to try to get the images to be a little more vibrant.
In person, they look pretty cool, and the images come through more. So maybe we're still in the design and development phase. But this definitely opens up some cool new options. Back to being a mad scientist I go!