I tried something a little weird today. For a bit over a year I’ve been really interesting in finding out how to print on glitter paper, ever since Ash brought home this old glittery Sailor Moon poster. You see this kind of printing all the time on product packaging and stuff. There is printable glitter paper, but my problem is that I need there to be opaque white in the image, which no printer I’ve found can do.
I’ve seen people do similar effects using screenprinting, which I may try once/if I get access to facilities.
This was just a really cheap and dirty thing I threw together in Ash’s office today. I printed an old lineart sketch onto a transparent overlay. On the reverse side, I did some crappy coloring with whatever highlighters I could find laying around her desk, and then slathered some areas with white-out. (Sort of like an old-fashioned painted cel.) Then I turned the overlay over and glued it to the glitter paper. It’s super-rough, but it shows that this technique could work!
If I can’t find a way to print these, I may hand-paint some (with more sophisticated tools and technique, of course!) in the future for cons/online store.