Monday, 3 November 2008

PLAYING DOMINOS




















I recently subscribed to an online Domino Book class from Joggles and I've had such fun with it!
The larger dominos are "tournament" size, and give you a good area to work on. You have to remove the metal stud which many have, but it flirts out easily enough with the point of a knife. Then you work on the flat area with alcohol inks - the first picture shows the effects I was getting (and yes I did forget to take the picture until I'd stamped one set!).

When the inks are dry - which takes very little time - you can stamp over them using Stazon ink pads. The tutorial gave a good tip to make a little "handle" for the domino with masking tape so that you could take the domino to the stamp rather than the other way around. The second picture shows the results - perhaps in future I would make the backgrounds a bit simpler, because the stamped designs don't show too well.

The 3rd picture shows the final stage in which (using a Krylon leafing pen) you gild the edges, coming right over onto the top side, and indeed onto the back as well. The dots will eventually be covered by a set of accordian style book pages, but we haven't done that bit yet! I've enjoyed this so much I now need to go out and buy some more dominos to play with .....

6 comments:

Claire fader said...

Rosie - those look luscious, almost like marble - regretting that I gave away my inks now :( Love the leaf effect.

Linda said...

These are just brilliant Rosie - I look forward to seeing your completed little books.
The blue one looks almost like a stained glass window - beautiful!
Linda xxx

Jaqi said...

Oh Rosie, these are lovely, I did something very similar for my dads memory a couple of weeks ago, theres a post on my blog. I enjoyed making it very much so I know what fun you would have had. The finish on yours looks lovely, Cant wait ti see your finished book Jaqi x

magpie said...

Rosie I love the effect these give will have to try this one.....
Love the leaves..
Sharon xx

LazyKay said...

Really beautifyl effect and how good not to have to wait too long for it to dry before you can stamp too!

xxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

great dominoes you can also use
h2o paints on them so the image shows up a bit better or sometimes I have stamped on torn tissue papers and that works to make the stamped image look clearer.