Long before the Portals trainer deck Kickstarter, I had been making prototype decks for multiple uses. At first they were strictly for magic. Acrylic came to me as an accident, when a family member was doing an art project and I tagged along. When asked if I wanted anything, I simply asked for a piece of acrylic cut out in the shape of a card. There weren’t any acrylic pieces that matched the thinness of a playing card amongst the numerous colors, and so I settled for the closest one, a dark red wine color.

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About Jose Portals

Starting out as a stage magician, card manipulation was simple. Yet joining the world of cardistry changed my life. With the support of family and friends I've been able to make my own business and an app dedicated just towards the art. I look forward to creating more projects with the support of fellow cardists.