Altered Dominoes - Saturday Aug 1 1:00 pm EST
Taught by Alana Shuma Class held in VC Chatroom - check the Yahoo Groups site (Calendar) for the URL. Supplies: (For all the projects you see here in case you want to duplicate them exactly± not what we will have time to make) Dominos Staz On Ink (for the projects shown I used Black, Azure, Brown, Cherry Pink, Vibrant Violet) Versamark (if you want to emboss) Gold Embossing Powder (or color of your choice) Heat Gun Stamp Pad Colors of your choice (for the projects shown I used Autumn Terracotta, Ocean, Juniper) Sponge Daubers Stamp Cleaner and Scrubber Blending Pen Embellishments (I used sparkles, ribbon) Stamp Sets of your choice (I used: Simple Beauty; Memories; Today¶s Date; Autumn Splendor; Annotations; Happy Haunting; Butterfly Wings) Alcohol or Alcohol Blending Solution (Adirondack) Cotton Balls or Paper Towels Gloves Alcohol Re-inkers (Eggplant, Cranberry, Lettuce ± Adirondack) Create-A-Paint Blush Re-inker or the color of your choice Ceramcoat White Paint Paint Brushes Directions: Prior to working with any of the dominos, take a cotton ball or paper towel and clean the back and sides of all the dominos you are going to use with some alcohol. Set aside and let dry. We will begin easy and work up to harder: The first domino I did was to ³blend´ colors. Step 1: Take a domino and press one half (the non dotted side) into a Staz On pad of your choice. Step 2: Turn the domino and press the other half into a coordinating Staz On color. The ³today´ domino I used Pink and Purple. The ³tomorrow´ domino I used Blue and Purple. Step 3: Now you spray a small amount of alcohol or alcohol blending solution on the domino. The colors will begin to bleed. Step 4: Take a cotton ball or paper towel and ³blot´ very lightly. This will blend the colors and give it a polished stone look. Step 5: Heat set the colors.
See the example below of what your domino should look like.
Step 6: Stamp the saying or design of your choice. I used Today¶s Date to stamp ³Today´ and ³Tomorrow´ on mine. Step 7: Heat set the ink. You can now ³bling´ them up as you want. I used ribbon, a gold metallic paint pen to go around the edges and a sparkle.Finished dominos below:
Next two dominos we will do are using Alcohol Reinkers. The first one: Step 1: Take your domino that has been cleaned. I drew a line of Eggplant Reinker along one end of the domino and drew a line of Lettuce Reinker along the other end.
Step 2: Spray alcohol or use a drop or two of Alcohol Blending Solution. This will move the reinkers around and they will blend together. They will dry very quickly. You have to move fast or add more reinker and/or blending solution. Step 3: Take a cotton ball or paper towel and clean up any edges. Step 4: Stamp your image using Brown Staz On. I used Annotations. Heat set image. Step 5: Add your bling. I used a sparkle and gold metallic paint around the edges. See example below:
The second one: Step 1: Take the Cranberry Alcohol Reinker and make a couple of lines on your domino. Step 2: Spray with Alcohol or Alcohol Blending Solution. Step 3: Dab with a cotton ball or paper towel to move the ink around until you get the effect you are looking for. Step 4: Stamp the desired image. I used Annotations using Pink Staz On. Heat set. Step 5: Bling as desired. I used sparkles inside each flower. See example below:
The last domino we will do uses regular ink, Black Staz On and a Blending Pen. Step 1: On your clean domino, use a dauber to sponge the color of your choice on the domino. The butterfly is done with Juniper and the flower with Ocean. Heat set. Step 2: Repeat the sponging and heat set again. Step 3: Stamp the image of your choice using Black Staz On. Heat set.
Step 4: Using a blending pen, remove the ink from inside the lines of the stamped image. You have to clean the blending brush a lot. Continue until all the areas you want are clean. Step 5: Bling as you like. I used a gold metallic paint pen around the edges and sparkles. See examples below:
The following dominos are examples of other techniques I tried.The domino below was sponged with Autumn Terracotta like we did in the last domino. Then I stamped with a Versamark pad and embossed with gold on top. After the domino cooled, I embossed each side for a different look.
The domino below was painted with Ceramcoat. It look about 4 coats and I had to let them dry in between. Once the paint was dry, I stamped with Black Staz On, heat set, and embellished with ribbon.
The last two dominos shown were painted with Create-A-Shade paint. The Black and White domino was painted with plain white paint. It took about 10 coats of paint (my dominos all started out yellow). Once the domino was dry, I stamped the image in Black Staz On, heat set and then added bling on top and ribbon around the sides. The pink domino was Create-A-Shade paint tinted with Blush reinker. It took about 4 coats of paint. Once the domino was dry, I stamped the image in Pink Staz On using first and second generation stamping. I then blinged it with ribbon.