Monday, 3 November 2008
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 .....