Sunday, 27 February 2011

Altered dominoes at the Craft Barn - part one

Well, I missed the deadline for Simon Says this week, silly moo....... but over at the Craft Barn we've been playing with dominoes. Now I did not have any dominoes in my stash other than tiny (and I mean really tiny; look with a magnifying glass to see tiny ones!) so off I went scouring the charity shops in search of said items...... well I did not find any of those lovely ivory plastic ones that they have been using but found a set of old black wooden ones. So I have adapted the way I did my dominoes but think they will still fit the challenge as I have used a Krylon leafing pen and alcohol inks etc etc! But, boy did I have fun......... so much so that you will get them in two posts ; or perhaps three.....
So here goes with set number one.
I used images from Crafty Individuals with a seaside theme and glued them to the dominoes. When dry I trimmed and sanded the edges before covering the sides and top edges with a silver Krylon leafing pen.
Then I painted everything with a layerof Rock Candy distress stickles and left to dry. Once dry I rubbed broken china blue ink all over and wiped off with a damp cloth afterwards.
The starfish , shell , words and gem embellishments were attached as shown. The shells and starfish were coloured with alcohol inks and a blending brush.
Overall I love the way they turned out.....

Then I made this little pair.....

And this little cutie pie too.........


I made more but I don't want you to get "domino fatigue" so i'll post them tomorrow

15 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow, those are amazing! Love how they all turned out! Can't wait to see more!

Kasey said...

Don't you just love it when a creative frenzy is upon you and you just can't stop? These are Fantabulous! Cheers, Kasey

coKo said...

Wonderful, have not enough words (in english, but in french, if you understand it :) : je suis admirative devant tant d'imagination et de savoir-faire ! Bravo Neil...

Clare said...

Wow Neil, some totally amazing creations. I have seen some pics on your blog of where you display your work but can only imagine it scattered throughout your home!!!. You are inspiring me as i am going to be doing a home makeover this year and going to use it as a canvas for my work!!!. Keep inspiring us. Best wishes Clare x

Gez said...

Fabulous creations.. I keep saying I'll have a go! Great themes, love how you finished them with a coat of Rock Candy. Brilliant!
Think I spied your teeny dominoes in your configuration box on your side bar..tis fabulous. Love the mini books!
Happy crafting. Gez.

Netty said...

These look terrific and they are not the easiest of dominos to alter and you have done wonders with them. Will be interested to see how you use them in future projects. Annette

Ellie said...

WOW!

Ellie said...

By the way, Neil, have a look here:
http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.com/2011/02/gebruikt-sjabloon-van-neil-used-mask.html

Von said...

These have come out great Neil love you little embelishment :)
Von x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

OMG..these are adorable, I love "Tiny Projects" and lots of things popped into my "Tiny" head.
You have great creative talents so glad you share them. Thanks

Willy said...

You did a great job, Neil. Stunning dominoes!!

DonnaMundinger said...

So I was wondering where you got your dominoes. I've always wanted to try this but don't want to break up the set we play with. LOL beautiful! xxD

SequoiaLynn said...

Stunning! I would love to know if you seal the sides with anything or if the Krylon Pen stays. Id love to make some into jewelry.

whyducks said...

Great work!

Kim said...

I just happened to see these on pinterest and they led me to your blog. I love them, and I love your blog as well.