This week, I have had the house to myself, aside from my dogs. The wife and kid were in Mexico on a mission trip to help build a house. They are coming home tonight – while it was fun for a while to live the life of a bachelor (ahhh, McDonalds, how I have missed you!) I am more than ready to have my family back.
You know it’s bad when you start talking to your dogs so much, they just get up and leave the room.
While I was envisioning this plethora of time watching tv, while swimming in empty pizza boxes, work got in the way, so I spent a good amount of time on projects. Projects for my company, and for fellow collectors who have been loving these customs I’ve been doing.
So, even though I had the bed to myself, I have not been well rested. I’ve been up from 1-3 each night. I cannot blame it all on “work”, though. I can blame it on my first custom rainbow! I decided to try it out on my 2009 Topps Jose Canseco custom I did.
I had someone do a yellow and blue for me, but I just got materials in and have been practicing doing it on my own. The main thing I wanted to try was to make the player on the card POP out of the refractor, so I ended up doing that.
The color variations are as follows: Red, orange, black, blue, green, yellow/gold, camo, super and red/orange/yellow gradient (similar to the red hot rookies).
Even if this card was created by Topps, the majority of these variations wouldn’t have existed, but I just had to try them. And why not? They are my cards, right? 🙂
These are my 3 favorites out of the bunch. I think my #1 is the camo refractor.
I wanted to do a more elaborate posting than this, but I wanted to share these with you ASAP and since my family is about to come home, I better not spend another moment on typing, and start hiding the Whataburger evidence … I mean … cleaning!
Those are looking really awesome. Can I ask where you found the materials?
Thanks! The materials and process are a secret recipe, so I am bound by my honor to not say anything 🙂
lol, fair enough. I'm a graphic designer by trade, I was just curious. I always have a hard time finding premium card stock in Houston for my own customs, and you mentioned Whataburger, so I thought you might know some place local for supplies. 😉
Oh, I don't think anywhere here in Texas has anything :/