Trying New Things

I feel strongly about constantly learning and trying new things. For the last week, I've been experimenting with online design, and attempting to make three-dimensional presentation boards. I'll be honest. Unless it's a rendering, I think the 3D boards look... a bit tacky. It's a little like vinyl that has a wood grain stamped into it. It's something desperately trying to be something else. I prefer to use photos in a collage manner.

So, I'm curious. What is your preference? Here are a few of the boards I've put together as of late: