I've been playing with dominos again.....no not the real way......just by tarting them up a little. The dominos have been altered with Adirondack Alcohol Inks, collaged with torn bits of Japanese Paper/text and then the bead, sequin(s) or other embellishment was added. After everything dried, I added a layer of Ranger, Glossy Accents for a lovely, shiny, glass-like layer on the top (from a video I watched and then lost on the net). It's amazing what a difference this makes! I've added a glue on silver bail to one of them, but you could also add a pin back or bezel around them with peyote stitch. What would you use them for?
I'm definitely keeping this one! It's my favourite, so far.....
The blue one is yummy, but do you notice that the text is upside down? Call it artistic license! The one above is the same, but it doesn't bother me one little bit!
This one includes a small washer, altered with a patina product from Ranger, but I forget the name. I think that I also used a bit of Guilder's Paste.
I needed to add a second coat of Glossy Accents to this one as it dried with a few too many bubbles and a rough spot. I think I liked it better before I did that. Now it looks a little cloudy. Sigh!
Very simple with a thin bit of cork on a dark background.
The Tri-omino is interesting! Only problem, there's a metal bit on the back that interferes with my glue on bail. I'll need to see if I can buy some smaller bails.
So, what do you think? It won't replace fibre art or bead embroidery in my heart, but it's a fun little diversion. Don't you just love the patterning you get with the alcohol inks? I made two of them at my place a couple of weeks ago and the rest at my friend Deb's last weekend (after a trip to The Paper Place for their annual Scrap Bag sale and then hi-jacking her dominos). I think that I forgot to photograph the other one I made at home.....I wonder where it's hiding?..........hmmmmm.......perhaps it's escaped!!!!
I think that I need to play some more, but perhaps with fabric &/or paint this time. Oh, and there's the leather cording that's just begging to be braided........what to do, what to do? Really, I think I need to pull some fabric to get ready for my fibre art class with Alice Vander Vennen next weekend. Imagine that, three whole days of creative bliss!!!!