So, I've been messing around with Rainmeter for a few days, and while looking around for cool ideas, I stumbled across this setup
, in which the clock is displayed behind part of the wallpaper. My main monitor's Metroid wallpaper already had a distinct foreground, so I separated it into its own .png, made it into a simple image meter, and then positioned it and the clock skin to my liking. I'm a complete n00b at Rainmeter and coding, so even though this setup is really, really simple, I'm pretty happy with myself.
Left wallpaper: "Metroid Wallpaper
" by Unknown
Center wallpaper: "Toxic Planet
" by Orioto
Right wallpaper: "Super Metroid
" by iwilding
Clock: customized version of "Helvetica Big Clock
" by KreDoc
Taskbar icons were custom made by me.