Saturday, March 8, 2014

Steampunk Altered domino


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     I recently came across altered dominoes.  I then realized it is not a new thing, but it is new to me and I just love it.  Such a fun way to do some “mini” art.  Anywho, this is one of my beginner attempts.  I looked up some YouTube videos to see what some good ways to do things were and away I went.                                      

     I started digging through my kids toy box for some dominoes and hit the jackpot.  I had a few missed attempts before I was able to get it right.  But, I really like how this came out.  I used Graphic45 Steapmpunk Debutante paper for the lady on the front.  I created the paper on the back using a technique I learned from Fi on YouTube (technique here: )

Fiona Jennings YouTube Tutorial

   I knew I wanted to use mostly what I had on hand and not buy too much to make the domino.  First I glued the paper on the front and then used Glossy Accents on it and let it dry overnight.  It needed a second coat, so I did it again.  Next, I created the chain and charm part of the domino.  I used head pins and wire and hat pins and chain and beads and just attached it all to one bigger wire that I glued to the back of the domino with glossy accents.   I found a piece of ribbon I liked and glued it to the back.  I let it dry and then I attached the back paper. 

     I used a mix of Citrus and Stream colored alcohol inks on the sides of the domino so it would blend with the colors of the paper I picked.  I wanted to dress up the sides a bit so I used some faux rhinestone.   For the finishing touches I used a bit of blue bling on the side and the top.  I also use a gear and some blue half pearl. 

     This was such a fun and artistic endeavor!  TFL!

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